HARRISBURG – Gov. Tom Wolf is urging lawmakers to update PA’s voting laws to handle an expected avalanche of mail-in ballots in November’s presidential election. Wolf laid down several markers for what he is seeking. He called for lawmakers to allow counties to begin processing mail-in ballots three weeks before the election and to require them to count ballots that arrive up to three days after the Nov. 3 election. Wolf also wants counties to start sending mail-in ballots at least 28 days before the election rather than 14 days as currently required and wants to give counties flexibility to appoint poll workers to vacant positions earlier than five days before an election. The voter registration deadline for the Nov. 3 election is October 19 while the deadline to to apply for a mail-in ballot is October 27.

GOV. TOM WOLF