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    By: KDKA-TV News Staff ALLEGHENY COUNTY (KDKA) — The Allegheny County Elections Division is urging people who are using a mail-in ballot to report if they see any errors. READ MORE: Proposal To Amend Stop The Violence Fund Clears Another Level In Pittsburgh City CouncilThis comes after the Elections Division discovered that a “vendor calibration issue” led to the barcode, which tracks a voter’s ballot and verifies that they voted in an election, being printed on the secrecy envelope instead of the declaration envelope for some voters. So far, the issue has only been found in 30 of 36,000 returned ballots, or 0.08% of returned ballots, as of around 10 a.m. Thursday morning. Allegheny County officials say they were alerted to the issue after a voter approached the Elections Division who noticed the barcode had been incorrectly printed on the secrecy envelope. READ MORE: College In West Virginia To Discipline President Accused Of Plagiarism“The vendor, NPC Inc. of Claysburg, PA, advised that the ballot packet is collated by a machine. As part of that process, the...
    PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — A big crowd was at the Liacouras Center on Saturday morning for an event outside of the satellite election office meant to encourage early voting in this year’s presidential election. Officials say voting in the 2020 election is critical. “It is especially critical to Black and brown communities so what I’m going to ask everybody here to be part of the movement,” an official said. “I need you to help us to get people registered and to help us to get people to vote.” 2020 Election Guide: Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware The event was sponsored by City Commissioner Omar Sabir to serve as a resource for residents who may be confused about how to cast their ballots this year. After you’ve made your selections on the ballot, insert the ballot into the secrecy envelope, then insert the secrecy envelope into the voter declaration/return envelope. Remember, #NoNakedBallots! pic.twitter.com/a4BHiWaxdb — Commissioner Al Schmidt (@Commish_Schmidt) October 3, 2020 Philadelphia Officials Respond To Trump Campaign’s ‘Baseless’ Lawsuit Trying To ‘Tie The Election Up In The Courts’ The goal is...
    Several Pennsylvania lawmakers posed topless to warn voters against submitting “naked” mail-in ballots without the secrecy envelope. Desperate times call for desperate measures! So your favorite elected officials got naked so that you remember to make sure that your mail-in ballot is NOT submitted without its secrecy envelope!! #nonakedballots #dressyourballot pic.twitter.com/bQXaQRHj0j — Bethany Hallam (@bethanyhallam) September 26, 2020 “Desperate times call for desperate measures!” Allegheny County Councilwoman Bethany Hallam tweeted on Saturday. “So your favorite elected officials got naked so that you remember to make sure that your mail-in ballot is NOT submitted without its secrecy envelope!! #nonakedballots #dressyourballot.” The topless tweet comes after Pennsylvania’s Supreme Court ruled this month that ballots could be rejected if they were not sealed in their proper secrecy envelope. The decision left Democrats fearing that many votes could be invalidated in a state that President Donald Trump narrowly won in 2016. Hallam, who came up with the idea, posed with Pennsylvania State Representative-elect Emily Kinkead and Allegheny County Councilwoman Olivia Bennett, WTAE reported.
    HARRISBURG, Pa. (CBS) — Some Pennsylvania lawmakers really want to get your attention about mail-in voting ballots. The group of female lawmakers pretended to pose topless to raise awareness about “naked” ballots. Mail-in ballots must be in two envelopes — a secrecy envelope, then the mailing envelope. Otherwise, they’re “naked” and won’t count. Desperate times call for desperate measures! So your favorite elected officials got naked so that you remember to make sure that your mail-in ballot is NOT submitted without its secrecy envelope!! #nonakedballots #dressyourballot pic.twitter.com/bQXaQRHj0j — Bethany Hallam (@bethanyhallam) September 26, 2020 Two of the models are Allegheny County Councilmembers Bethany Hallam and Liv Bennett. One is Democratic state House candidate Emily Kinkead.
    Three Pennsylvania lawmakers stripped down so they were only wearing a ballot above the waist in an effort to educate voters on mail-in ballot procedures. “Desperate times call for desperate measures! So your favorite elected officials got naked so that you remember to make sure that your mail-in ballot is NOT submitted without its secrecy envelope!! #nonakedballots #dressyourballot," Allegheny County Councilwoman Bethany Hallam wrote on Twitter of the campaign. Hallam was joined by fellow Allegheny County Councilwoman Olivia Bennett and Pennsylvania state Representative-elect Emily Kinkaid in posing topless with only ballots. Desperate times call for desperate measures! So your favorite elected officials got naked so that you remember to make sure that your mail-in ballot is NOT submitted without its secrecy envelope!! #nonakedballots #dressyourballot pic.twitter.com/bQXaQRHj0j— Bethany Hallam (@bethanyhallam) September 26, 2020 Pennsylvania requires absentee ballots to be enclosed within a secrecy envelope. Ballots that don't use the envelope are colloquially referred to as "naked ballots" and will not be counted due to a state Supreme Court ruling. In a related election decision, the state's...
    A group of Pennsylvania lawmakers posed topless to help remind voters to avoid submitting so-called naked mail-in ballots. “Desperate times call for desperate measures!” Allegheny County Councilwoman Bethany Hallam tweeted on Saturday. “So your favorite elected officials got naked so that you remember to make sure that your mail-in ballot is NOT submitted without its secrecy envelope!! #nonakedballots #dressyourballot.” The topless tweet comes after the Pennsylvania Supreme Court ruled earlier this month that ballots had to be rejected if not enclosed in the proper secrecy envelope. The decision left Democratic leaders fearing a large number of votes could be invalidated in the battleground state that President Trump narrowly won in 2016. Hallam, who thought of the idea, posed with Allegheny County Councilwoman Olivia Bennett and Pennsylvania State Representative-elect Emily Kinkaid, WTAE-TV reported. With Post wires  Filed under democrats ,  pennsylvania ,  topless ,  voting ,  9/29/20
    A trio of female lawmakers from Pennsylvania have posed topless for a new get-out-the-vote campaign which aims to educate voters on new mail-in ballot rules that were announced in the state for the upcoming election.  Allegheny County council members Bethany Hallam, 30, and Liv Bennett, 42, and House candidate Emily Kinkead, 33, all went nearly nude for the attention-grabbing campaign, which warns voters not to forget to seal their mail-in ballots inside the provided secrecy envelope — or else they'll be thrown out by election officials. 'Desperate times call for desperate measures!' Hallam tweeted last week. 'So your favorite elected officials got naked so that you remember to make sure that your mail-in ballot is NOT submitted without its secrecy envelope!' Vote! A trio of female lawmakers from Pennsylvania have posed topless for a new get-out-the-vote campaign which aims to educate voters on new mail-in ballot rules The Pennsylvania Supreme Court ruled that ballots not sealed inside the secrecy envelope can be rejected (pictured: Emily Kinkead, who is running for a state House seat in the 20th District) On September 17,...
    A top Pennsylvania elections official likened the potential electoral chaos to 'Florida in 2000.' The Pennsylvania Supreme Court ruled on Thursday that any ballots voted by mail must be contained in a secrecy envelope in order to be counted — a strict requirement that could disenfranchise voters in the presidential election in November.  The state's mail-in ballots come with two envelopes: an unaddressed inner envelope to protect the anonymity of the ballot, and a second addressed, postage-paid envelope. When voters are done voting, they need to first seal their ballot inside the secrecy envelope, and then put it inside the addressed envelope for mailing. A ballot placed inside the outer addressed envelope without the secrecy envelope is deemed a "naked ballot." The Pennsylvania Supreme Court recently ruled that, under state law, such ballots may not be counted.
    Reuters September 25, 2020 0 Comments As Republican President Donald Trump assails the use of mail-in voting, a Pennsylvania court decision over the use of envelopes for hiding the identity of mail-in voters could have major ramifications for the Nov. 3 election between Trump and his Democratic challenger Joe Biden. One official in the state has warned the ruling could lead to confusion and the disenfranchisement of more than 100,000 voters in the crucial battleground state. In an interview on Fox News Radio, Trump on Thursday called mail-in ballots “a horror show,” despite studies showing no significant problems with that method of voting over the years. Here are some more details on the Sept. 17 decision by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court. What did the ruling say? Pennsylvania uses an unusual two-envelope approach to voting by mail: a completed ballot goes into a “secrecy envelope” that has no identifying information about the voter, and then into a larger return envelope signed by the voter. Interpreting state election laws, the court said officials should throw away mail-in ballots submitted without a...
    HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – Democrats are launching a digital ad targeting Pennsylvanians voting by mail to explain how to correctly fill out and return the ballots, hoping to avert worried predictions that 100,000 votes or more could be invalidated because the ballots aren’t put in the proper envelope. The so-called naked ballots have become a huge concern for Democrats in the state since the Pennsylvania Supreme Court ruled last week that ballots had to be rejected if not enclosed in the proper secrecy envelope. 2020 Election Guide: Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware The ruling was a victory for President Donald Trump’s campaign in the battleground state. Philadelphia’s Top Elections Official Warns Secrecy Envelopes Will Cause Electoral Chaos In Pennsylvania Democrats so far have been far more likely than Republicans to request mail-in ballots in Pennsylvania and the rest of the country. Trump won Pennsylvania by a mere 44,000 votes in 2016, and polls show a close race between Trump and Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden. ‘2 Envelopes Or It Doesn’t Count’: Pennsylvanians’ Mail-In Ballots Will Be Thrown Out If They...
    HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Democrats are launching a digital ad targeting Pennsylvanians voting by mail to explain how to correctly fill out and return the ballots, hoping to avert worried predictions that 100,000 votes or more could be invalidated because the ballots aren’t put in the proper envelope. The so-called naked ballots have become a huge concern for Democrats in the state since the Pennsylvania Supreme Court ruled last week that ballots had to be rejected if not enclosed in the proper secrecy envelope. The ruling was a victory for President Donald Trump’s campaign in the battleground state. Democrats so far have been far more likely than Republicans to request mail-in ballots in Pennsylvania and the rest of the country. Trump won Pennsylvania by a mere 44,000 votes in 2016, and polls show a close race between Trump and Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden. A 30-second digital ad released Thursday walks voters through the process of correctly filling out and returning a Pennsylvania absentee ballot. The June primary was the first election with widespread mail voting in the state and...
    HARRISBURG, Pa. – Democrats are launching a digital ad targeting Pennsylvanians voting by mail to explain how to correctly fill out and return the ballots, hoping to avert worried predictions that 100,000 votes or more could be invalidated because the ballots aren't put in the proper envelope. The so-called naked ballots have become a huge concern for Democrats in the state since the Pennsylvania Supreme Court ruled last week that ballots had to be rejected if not enclosed in the proper secrecy envelope. The ruling was a victory for President Donald Trump's campaign in the battleground state. Democrats so far have been far more likely than Republicans to request mail-in ballots in Pennsylvania and the rest of the country. Trump won Pennsylvania by a mere 44,000 votes in 2016, and polls show a close race between Trump and Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden. A 30-second digital ad released Thursday walks voters through the process of correctly filling out and returning a Pennsylvania absentee ballot. The June primary was the first election with widespread mail voting in the state and most...
    PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Election officials are sounding the alarm about a possible problem with absentee and mail-in ballots. According to a Pennsylvania Supreme Court ruling, dropping off your ballot without using the inner secrecy envelope makes them invalid. In a recent letter to the court, Philadelphia Councilperson Lisa Deeley warned this could cost tens of thousands of votes during the general election. KDKA spoke with Lawrence County voting services director Ed Allison, who said voter education is paramount. “It’s up to every state and every county within that state to carry out an election in the most effective, efficient and fair means as possible,” Allison said. For accuracy, voters must mark their absentee or mail-in ballot according to the instructions provided on the ballot, according to the Department of State. Before signing the outside of the official envelope and returning your ballot, Allison said do not forget to “place it inside the secrecy envelope that is provided.” According to Pennsylvania elections code, this is a must. “Any ballot found not to be inside a...
    A woman walks by a newspaper box in downtown Washington, DC with the headline showing that the US presidential election is still undecided 08 November, 2000. An election official in Pennsylvania is cautioning that if the state legislature doesn’t take corrective action immediately, Pennsylvania’s vote-by-mail requirements are going to cause legal chaos that hasn’t been seen since Bush v. Gore. Philadelphia City Commissioner Chairwoman Lisa Deely sent a warning letter to state GOP leaders Pennsylvania Senate President Pro Tempore Joseph Scarnati III and Speaker of the House Bryan Cutler on Monday, urging them to consider her “a canary in the coal mine.” The Pennsylvania Supreme Court’s recent ruling in favor of the Trump administration’s position on counting “naked ballots,” Deely said, will cause “significant post-election legal controversy, the likes of which we have not seen since FL in 2000.” “Naked ballots” are mailed in ballots that lack what is known as a “secrecy envelope.” VOTERS: Secrecy envelopes MUST be used when voting by mail, in this election, and all elections going forward. The PA Supreme Court ruled that any ballots received...
    People wearing masks to prevent the spread of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) wait to vote in the primary election in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, June 2, 2020.Joshua Roberts | Reuters The top elections official in Philadelphia is warning that a little-noticed aspect of a recent ruling by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court could cause over 100,000 votes statewide to be voided, creating the conditions for a post-election legal battle "the likes of which we have not seen since Florida in 2000." Lisa Deeley, the Democratic chairwoman of the city commissioners office, which oversees elections, cited the Thursday decision from the court that invalidated so-called "naked ballots," or those that are submitted without secrecy envelopes that mask the identify of the voter.  The ruling came as part of a broad opinion in a case between Democrats and Republicans in the state that for the most part was chalked up as a win for those on the left. The court sided with Democrats in extending the state's absentee ballot deadline and approving the use of mail-in ballot drop boxes.  Democrats are fighting in courts around the...
    The top elections official in Philadelphia on Monday warned that the state Supreme Court's decision to reject ballots missing privacy envelopes has "set Pennsylvania up to be the subject of significant post-election legal controversy, the likes of which we have not seen since Florida in 2000."  Lisa Deeley, chair of the Philadelphia city commissioners and a Democrat, predicted that the court's decision could result in the statewide rejection of over 100,000 ballots, more than twice the margin of Trump's 2016 victory in the state.  The Pennsylvania Supreme Court made several consequential election decisions last week that were seen as making it easier to vote by mail, including extending the deadline for mail-in ballot returns and explicitly allowing voters to return ballots at drop boxes. But Deeley said those decisions drowned out the also imperative issue of so-called "naked" ballots. How do I vote in my state in the 2020 election? "While everyone is talking about the significance of extending the mail ballot deadline, it is the naked ballot ruling that is going to cause electoral chaos," she wrote to leaders...
    HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Philadelphia’s top elections official is warning of electoral chaos in the presidential battleground state if lawmakers there do not remove a provision in Pennsylvania law that, under a days-old court decision, requires counties to throw out mail-in ballots returned without secrecy envelopes. Lisa Deeley, chairwoman of the three-member board overseeing Philadelphia’s elections, wrote Monday to the state Legislature’s presiding Republicans amid a partisan stalemate over fixing glitches in Pennsylvania’s fledging mail-in voting law. In the letter, Deeley urged them to back legislation to remove a provision she calls unnecessary and a threat to invalidate more ballots than the margin that decided the state’s 2016 presidential election. “When you consider that the 2016 Presidential Election in Pennsylvania was decided by just over 44,000 votes, you can see why I am concerned,” Deeley wrote. Some 30,000 to 40,000 mail-in ballots could arrive without secrecy envelopes in Philadelphia alone in November’s presidential election, Deeley estimated, and the state Supreme Court’s interpretation of current law forces election officials to throw out the so-called “naked ballots.” Most of the attention...
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