State Appears Ready To Allow Counties To Decide On Drop Boxes

Pennsylvania’s Election Law Advisory Board appeared willing Monday to give counties 'flexibility' on using ballot drop boxes

  • Board tasked with making recommendations to General Assembly, with final report by January.
  • In response to the pandemic, states expanded use of ballot drop boxes as a way to safely run 2020 elections. Twenty-three other states allow at least some use of the boxes, according to the National Conference of State Legislatures.
  • “What we’re offering the voters is just an additional opportunity to get in their ballots,” said  chairwoman of the Philadelphia Commissioners Office. “It’s no different putting your ballot in a mailbox.”
  • Said board member Jesse Daniel: “I think the best thing we could do in this discussion … is to give the counties the flexibility to decide whether or not to use them.”

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