Nearly one million voters have applied for a mail-in ballot for the June 2 primary election, Gov. Tom Wolf and Pennsylvania Secretary of State Kathy Boockvar said in an update on how the state is preparing for the election.
“We are in an unprecedented time and are facing a major public health crisis in a presidential election year,” said Wolf.
“I want Pennsylvanians to know that they have options for how to cast their ballots, including both voting by mail and voting in person. Voting is the cornerstone of our democracy, and Pennsylvanians can still cast their ballots while keeping themselves safe and healthy.”
Mail-in ballots are new to Pennsylvania because of Act 77 of 2019, which Wolf signed last year as part of the state’s most sweeping election law reforms in 80 years. The law created the option of mail-in ballots with no excuse needed, along with later deadlines for voter registration and for returning mail-in and absentee ballots.