Changed Your Mind About Mail-In Voting? Take Your Ballot to the Polling Place
OPINION / LETTER TO THE EDITOR
Last updated 10/6/2020 at 3:28pm
To the Editor:
In Pennsylvania, more than 2 million people have requested mail-in ballots. If those voters decide not to return their ballot by mail but to go vote in person at the poll instead, they will be refused unless they’ve brought their ballot and the envelope it came in with them to the polling place.
If they’re savvy enough to ask for a provisional ballot, they’ll be able to cast that, but doing so will gum up the works, slow down lines, and deter others from voting.
It is, of course, completely counterintuitive that you would need to bring your ballot and its envelope...