Mar. 05, 2020 / Newspaper Columns

By State Rep. Tarah Toohil (R-Luzerne) 

With the Commonwealth’s April 28 primary election about two months away, the Department of State has launched 67 new webpages – one for each county – where voters can learn specifics about their county’s voting system and how to use it.

Each webpage includes a description of a county’s voting system along with photos and videos that guide voters through a step-by-step process of how to use it. The webpages also include accessibility information for voters with disabilities and contact information for county election offices if voters have additional questions.

To access the Luzerne County webpage, visit www.votespa.com and click on the “New Voting Systems” icon.

The county webpages are part of the department’s Ready to Vote 2020 initiative, which aims to educate voters about new voting systems and other changes enacted by the Legislature under Act 77 of 2019. Those changes include:

  •   Vote by mail-in ballot.
  •   Extended periods of time to submit absentee ballots and applications.
  •   Extended periods of time to register to vote.

The department wants to ensure all voters go to the polls feeling confident and equipped with the information they need to cast their ballots on the new voting systems. The county webpages provide a clear understanding of the voting tools and options available.

Representative Tarah Toohil
116th District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives

Contact: Rep. Toohil’s Office
717.260.6136
RepToohil.com / Facebook.com/RepToohil
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