HARRISBURG – Building on efforts to ensure the fall 2020 election is the most accessible, accurate, and secure, the PA House approved House Bill 2626 with bipartisan support. A bill signed into law by Gov. Wolf required the Department of State to produce a comprehensive report on the 2020 primary election. Those findings resulted in over a dozen proposals found in House Bill 2626 including: allowing county election boards to do the verification, opening, scanning, and processing of absentee and mail-in ballots as early as 8 a.m. on the Saturday before the election; moving the deadline to apply for absentee and mail-in ballots from 7 to 15 days prior to an election; and moving the final deadline for county election boards to begin sending absentee and mail-in ballots to voters from 14 days to 28 days before an election. The bill goes to the Senate. Gov. Tom Wolf’s office says he’ll veto it.