PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Roughly 8.8 million Pennsylvanians are registered to vote, and 2.3 million of them have requested mail-in ballots. An estimated 1.9 million mail-in ballots are currently on the way to voters.
The Pennsylvania Department of State is turning its attention to the next crucial part: educating voters and dispelling misinformation ahead of Nov. 3.
Election officials say 18,000 mail-in ballots were rejected during the Pennsylvania primary. Kathy Boockvar, secretary of the commonwealth, cited a number of reasons, like a missing signature or an untimely return.
Now that the Pennsylvania Supreme Court ruled that “naked ballots” — ballots turned in without the required security envelope — will not count, the Department of State is spending time letting voters know how to properly send in their ballots.
“We are going to be doing our very extensive public information campaign on our website, online, on