HARRISBURG, Pa. — Legislation heading toward a vote in Pennsylvania would overhaul some aspects of how voters cast ballots while delivering much of the money counties need to buy voting machines ahead of next year’s presidential election.
A measure that emerged Monday from closed-door negotiations would eliminate the ballot option for straight party-ticket voting, let any voter mail in a ballot and move the voter registration deadline closer to the election.
It's part of a deal to approve $90 million in aid for voting machines that Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf wanted counties to buy.
The new bill doesn't deliver all of Wolf's election-reform priorities.