Pa. Justices OK 3-Day Extension For Mail-In Ballots

Law360 (September 17, 2020, 6:51 PM EDT) -- The Pennsylvania Supreme Court agreed Thursday to allow mail-in ballots in the closely watched electoral battleground state to be counted if postmarked by Election Day and received by county election officials within the next three days.

The justices ruled 4 to 3 that the tight turnaround time built into the state's new mail-in voting statute, which allows any voter to request a mail-in ballot for any reason, threatened to disenfranchise voters given recent delays in mail delivery and the expected crush of requests for mail-in ballots in the upcoming presidential election.

"The legislature enacted an extremely condensed timeline, providing only seven...

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