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.
- To learn about early/absentee voting in your state, check out NVEN's state voter information lookup tool.
- For a full list of states that allow no-excuse absentee voting, visit the National Council of State Legislatures absentee and early voting page.