The Pennsylvania primary has already been pushed back to June 2 in response to COVID-19, but some counties believe the state needs to go further in helping avoid the spread of the virus by pushing for an all-mail primary election.
According to the AP, some of the state’s most populous counties, specifically in the southeast and Allegheny County, are promoting the idea of conducting the June 2 primary election entirely by mail to protect poll workers and voters alike from the virus.
Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald (D), said that holding an in-person election during the coronavirus pandemic would be a “disaster.”
The AP reports that Gov. Tom Wolf’s office said that he is “evaluating options to increase the percentage of voters who by mail, “which he believes will be important.””
So we ask PoliticsPA readers, should Pennsylvania’s upcoming primary be an all-mail election?
This poll will expire on April 22 at 11:30 AM.
Reader Poll: Should Upcoming PA Primary Be an All-Mail Election?
- Yes (52%)
- No (48%)