Its among the hottest of hot topics for the upcoming election-mail in voting. Voters signing up in record numbers
“We already have more than 26 thousand voters here requesting mail in.we usually have 82 thousand or so voters,so one in four wants a mail in already”
The mail in-just one of numerous added expenses for the November 3rd general election which features a presidential contest during as pandemic. Tuesday Centre County election officials are notified they’ll receive a grant of just
over $860 thousand dollars through an organization funded by Facebooks Mark Zuckerberg and his wife. The couple donating three hundred million dollars for election costs nationwide
“So we do have added costs ,the mail ins,pandemic protection, hazard pay,etc.-the grant will pay for all of that”
Fueled by a state supreme court ruling last week that allows for drop boxes for mail ins, the county will add six more boxes countywide.not too concerned about possible court appeals that could jeopardize the mail in system
“In two weeks millions will be receiving their absentee and mail in ballots, i don’t think you can put the toothpaste back in the tube,and have them return those ballots”
The county Tuesday also finalizing plans to set up a satellite election office at Penn State’s Bryce Jordan Center.