ABC NEWS: Pennsylvania Secretary of the Commonwealth Kathy Boockvar discussed how the state is preparing for in-person Election Day voting and an anticipated surge in mail-in ballots.
“The counties are working really hard, like I said, to make sure that they have staff in place, equipment in place, processes in place, to count quickly,” Boockvar said. “However, we know that every voter, most importantly, wants the votes to be counted accurately.”
“However, in the primary of 2020, we already have had almost 1.5 million voters vote by mail,” she said. “So the counties have been working around the clock to make sure that they have what they need, the resources in place, equipment staff and so forth. And they will get it done.”
“We’ve been advocating for this with the legislature for months to have 21 days to give the counties the ability to get this done quicker so far. That has not come to fruition, but there’s still time and we’re hoping this week the legislature takes action and makes this happen and recognizes this is in the best interest of everybody,” she said.