Monday, August 16, 2010

Making absentee ballots available to all in PA

A Pennsylvania senator wants to amend the state constitution so that residents would not need an excuse to vote with an absentee ballot.

Currently, Pennsylvania is one of the 20 or so states that stipulates voters can only use absentee ballots if they are in the military, working, sick, or out of town.

But Senator Mike O’Pake of Reading, PA says that this system leaves many people out.

“Voting is a right. It’s not supposed to be a test of whether you can physically make it to the polling booth,” says O’Pake. Read more.

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