Take two: The House will try once more to change Pennsylvania’s election laws.


Take two: The House will try once more to change Pennsylvania’s election laws.

The state House of Representatives is set to vote this week on legislation aimed at changing how Pennsylvania conducts elections, though it appears to be headed for a gubernatorial veto if no changes are made.

The 183-page bill would change voter identification requirements, add additional security requirements to ballot drop boxes, and limit the number of these boxes to one per 100,000 residents.

The deadline to register to vote would be pushed up from 15 days to 30 days before an election.

It would allow election officials in each county to start preparing mailed ballots for counting five days before the election.

Beginning in 2025, it would allow Pennsylvania voters to vote early for six days, ending on the Wednesday before the election.

It would also establish a Bureau of Election Audits in the Office of the Auditor General, as well as additional auditing requirements to confirm election results.

The “Pennsylvania Voting Rights Protect Act” is a bill that closely resembles one that was vetoed by Gov.

Earlier this year, Tom Wolf penned a book.

The requirement that voters produce identification each time they vote, which Wolf claimed would lead to voter suppression, was one of Wolf’s main objections to the previous bill.

At the moment, voters are only required to show identification the first time they vote or cast a ballot in a new polling precinct.

The governor said shortly after vetoing the bill that he was no longer opposed to changing the voter ID rules.

However, a spokeswoman for the governor said that the revised bill, as written, will not win Wolf’s support.

“This bill erects unacceptable – and in some cases unconstitutional – barriers to voting in Pennsylvania, undoing many of the bipartisan improvements made in Act 77 of 2019,” which established no-excuse mail-in voting in the state, according to Wolf spokeswoman Beth Rementer.

She went on to say that the governor opposes the additional voter identification requirements for mail-in ballot applications because they make the process too complicated and are similar to those that have already been declared unconstitutional by the courts.

He also opposes shortening the voting registration period.

“Both publicly and privately, the governor has been very clear about his position on this,” she said….

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