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Talks collapse on a deal to let Pennsylvania counties open mail ballots before Election Day

With no deal between Gov. Tom Wolf and the GOP-led legislature, the processing of mail ballots can’t begin until 7 a.m. on Election Day, opening room for candidates to falsely declare victory.

By Cynthia Fernandez/Spotlight PA and Jonathan Lai/Philadelphia Inquirer

Glitch sends some Pa. voters duplicate mail ballots, but officials say only one will be counted

A computer glitch has caused more than 1,000 Pennsylvania voters who requested a mail ballot to be sent two of them by mistake.

By Miles Bryan/Keystone Crossroads

Perry County sent out thousands of mail-in ballots without return postage

The Wolf Administration authorized postage-paid ballot return envelopes in August, planning to use money from federal emergency coronavirus aid to foot the bill.

By Brett Sholtis

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Top Pa. election official says ‘overwhelming majority’ of votes will be counted by Friday after Election Day

Still, Secretary of the Commonwealth Kathy Boockvar is urging state lawmakers to take additional action to prevent the possibility of delayed results.

By Jamie Martines/Spotlight PA

‘There’s a sense of urgency:’ Many Pa. voters are hand-delivering their mail-in ballots

As of Oct. 14, more than a half-million Pennsylvanians have returned their ballots, according to state data shared by the U.S. Elections Project. Seventy-six percent of those mail-in ballots came from registered Democrats, while just 16 percent came from Republicans.

By Brett Sholtis and Emily Previti

Updated: October 16, 2020 | 5:29 am

Talks on critical election legislation in Pennsylvania stall

Closed-door talks on legislation seen as crucial to producing a prompt election result in Pennsylvania appear stuck between the Democratic governor and the Legislature’s House Republican majority.

By Marc Levy/The Associated Press

Ballot applications from outside groups confuse some voters as deadline looms

Oct. 27 is the last day to turn in mail-in ballot applications

By Brett Sholtis

Thinking about voiding your mail-in ballot? Experts say you should think twice

Voters that already received mail-in ballots do still have the option to instead vote using a machine on Election Day.

By Ryan Briggs/WHYY