Carter Walker

Carter Walker

Reporter, Votebeat Pennsylvania

A federal judge ruled last week that undated and misdated mail ballots must be counted, but it came right in the middle of when counties were finalizing their 2023 election results.

The ruling, which found dates on an outer envelope to be “immaterial” to a ballot’s eligibility, has the potential to prevent the disenfranchisement of thousands of voters next year.

Jay Schneider knew Election Day would be a hard job. Despite the stress and a few setbacks, he pulled off a smooth experience for voters in Chester County.

Northampton County officials say the machines are correctly recording votes even if the paper ballot doesn’t match.

When Chester County needed Jay Schneider to step up, he did, and learned about elections along the way.

The election code dates to 1937, containing sections that contradict one another and don’t address key legal precedents.

Legislative leaders say they’re at an impasse, and counties say time has run out to move the primary any earlier.

Ruling in case brought by disenfranchised primary voters resolves apparent contradiction in law over provisional ballots.

State’s new system aims to bring convenience to registering and accuracy to voter rolls, Gov. Shapiro announces.

The 2024 primary is currently set for April 23, late in the presidential primary season and in conflict with Passover.