Pa. GOP proposes major election overhaul, with stricter voter ID rules and in-person early voting

The Pennsylvania House of Representatives could vote as early as next week on a sweeping election reform bill that introduces early in-person voting and expanded voter identification requirements. Details of the 149-page bill, dubbed the Voting Rights Protection Act, were unveiled on Thursday. The bill grew out of testimony offered to the House State Government Committee through 10 hearings it held on election reform. The committee’s Chairman Seth Grove, R-York County, who is sponsoring the legislation, said the bill responded to county election officials’ concerns about needing more time to process mail-in ballot applications and prepare ballots for counting while making voting more convenient for voters. Jan Murphy, PALive.

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