YORK – Senator Kristin Phillips-Hill (R-York) is reminding voters that landmark reforms to the state’s voting laws last year provide a viable alternative to voting in person for the upcoming April 28, 2020 Presidential Primary Election.
“Last year, the General Assembly and governor came together to overhaul the state’s election laws – some of the biggest changes in decades,” Phillips-Hill said. “As news of the coronavirus changes by the day, and officials are mulling over changing the Primary Election date, it is a great time to request a mail-in ballot to be certain your vote will count.”
Act 77 of 2019 made several changes, including allowing voters to request a ballot by mail. Prior law required voters to have an excuse to request an absentee ballot in order to vote by mail, including the voter had to be out of the municipality on Election Day or the voter had to have a medical reason to not be able to vote in person.
Phillips-Hill encourages interested voters to request a mail-in ballot at VotesPA.com/ApplyMailBallot.
Phillips-Hill and her staff continue to respond to emails and phone calls left at her offices. The office remains closed to in-person meetings and visitors until further notice.
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