Poll drop-box laws received't have an effect on upcoming main in Berks County, Commissioners say

READING, Pa. | It is a battle over the containers.

“There’s laws that was authorized by the Pennsylvania Senate that is shifting to the Home and in the end to the governor’s desk, which doesn’t impression what’s gonna happen in Berks County through the Might 17 main,” Berks County Commissioner Kevin Barnhardt stated.

The laws requires banning poll drop containers that do not have anybody watching them. That is not the case right here in Berks anyway.

“Providers Heart foyer and the Agriculture Heart on County Welfare Highway. Two armed deputy sheriffs at each areas,” Barnhardt stated.

The county needs to emphasise the difficulty at the moment being mentioned in Harrisburg involving drop containers can have no impression on the upcoming Might main.

“We can have our two drop containers accessible for individuals to drop their mail-in ballots that’s not going away. On the very least for Might 17,” he stated.

There are some slight modifications you ought to be conscious of although, together with extra time to drop off your mail-in poll on Election Day.

“One change from the earlier elections on Election Day we moved it all the way down to 7 a.m. till 8 p.m.,” Barnhardt stated.

The county is taking steps to ensure this newest election is as safe as attainable.

“If you’re inclined to carry your spouses, you have to to signal a paper a doc verifying that that’s certainly the one you love’s poll so there isn’t any method anybody can drop multiple poll within the drop containers,” Barnhardt stated.

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County officers say they’re additionally on the lookout for ballot staff, particularly interpreters – and that they’ve upped coaching pay to $30 and are preserving the $180 pay for the election work itself.