On Friday, a Pennsylvania court ruled that the state’s 2019 mail-in voting law was “unconstitutional.”
The law, known as Act 77, “allowed voters to submit a ballot by mail up to 50 days before an election and placed voters on a list to permanently receive a ballot application by mail. It also established 15 more days to register to vote and extended mail-in and absentee submission deadlines,” ABC 27 News reported.
The decision, made by a five-judge panel of three Republicans and two Democrats, will be put on hold immediately if Democrat Governor Tom Wolf’s administration files an appeal to the state’s Supreme Court.
“The Administration will immediately appeal this decision to the state Supreme Court and today’s lower court ruling will have no immediate effect on mail-in voting pending a final decision on the appeal,” Wolf’s office said in a statement.
In the ruling, Judge Mary Hannah Leavitt wrote, “No-excuse mail-in voting makes the exercise of the franchise more convenient and has been used four times in the history of Pennsylvania. Approximately 1.38 million voters have expressed their interest in voting by mail permanently.”
“If presented to the people, a constitutional amendment to end the Article VII, Section 1 requirement of in-person voting is likely to be adopted,” the court added. “But a constitutional amendment must be presented to the people and adopted into our fundamental law before legislation authorizing no-excuse mail-in voting can ‘be placed upon our statute books.’”
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