H.B. 469: Altering Absentee Ballot Eligibility
H.B. 469, P.N. 508 (E. Z. Taylor) – This would amend the Pennsylvania Election Code, Act 320 of 1927, P.L. 1333. This bill would provide that those who become, on or after the first Friday before an election or a primary, unable to appear at their polling place due to either physical disability or unforeseeable obligation are entitled to absentee ballots.
Such electors would be required to complete and file with the court of common pleas in the county in which they are eligible to vote the information pertinent to an Emergency Application. Upon confirmation of voter eligibility, the elector would be issued an absentee ballot which, upon completion, must be marked prior to 8:00 P.M. on the day of the election.