Pa. bill would allow early voting, expand absentee ballots


HARRISBURG, Pa. (WHTM) – A Pennsylvania legislator says he plans to introduce a bill that would make it easier to vote.

State Rep. Chris Rabb (D-Philadelphia) says his measure would establish early voting beginning 15 days before Election Day and ending at 6 p.m. on the Sunday before the election.

He said his bill also would allow absentee voting without an excuse and a permanent absentee voter status for people who are disabled or cannot travel to the polls.

Prospective voters could register to vote on Election Day and cast a provisional ballot.

Rabb said his measure also would allow residents to pre-register to vote at age 16. Those people would receive a postcard from their county board of elections on their 18th birthday with information on where and how to vote.Get breaking news, weather and traffic on the go. Download our News App and our Weather App for your phone and tablet.

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