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HARRISBURG — Pennsylvania voters did not have equal opportunities to cast or correct their ballots during the November 2022 election, according to a Spotlight PA and Votebeat analysis.
As part of a review of all 67 counties’ election policies, the news organizations found that some voters had the opportunity to fix mail ballots with technical errors while others did not. The disparity disenfranchised hundreds of people.
In Pennsylvania, the governor and legislature broadly set election rules, but county officials also make important decisions like whether or not to offer drop boxes. These different decisions result in a patchwork of election policies across the state.
To unpack these disparities, Spotlight PA hosted a free panel on Pennsylvania’s unequal election policies and how they impact voters. Watch the discussion below.
Our panelists were:
Kate Huangpu, government reporter, Spotlight PA
Carter Walker, reporter, Votebeat
Lisa Schaefer, executive director, County Commissioners Association of Pennsylvania
Jeff Greenburg, senior advisor on election administration, Committee of Seventy
Susan Gobreski, chair of Government Policy Committee, League of Women Voters of Pennsylvania
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