Lancaster County voters who have requested absentee ballots can expect to receive them next week.
Approximately 4,000 absentee ballots have been requested to date, according to Randall Wenger, the county’s chief elections clerk.
Wenger expects to start mailing out absentee ballots Tuesday.
Absentee ballots have not been mailed yet because of legal confusions.
Roque “Rocky” De La Fuente has taken issue with the state’s so-called “sore loser” rule, which prevents candidates who failed to secure a major party’s nomination from getting another shot by being slated as independents. De La Fuente unsuccessfully sought the Democratic presidential nomination in the spring. The issue is pending in Commonwealth Court.
Also in Commonwealth Court is the the issue of a ballot question about a constitutional amendment to increase the mandatory retirement age for judges.
Polling site change
Voters in Lancaster city’s 6th Ward, 4th Precinct, will cast their ballots at a new location in the Nov. 8 election.
The polling site will change to Ebenezer Baptist Church, 701 N. Lime St. from Lancaster Hispanic Seventh Day Adventist Church, 346 E. Clay St., about three blocks away.
Affected voters will receive new voting cards in the mail — about 1,073 voters live in the precinct.
The new location is just outside the geographic bounds of the precinct, because officials couldn’t find a suitable site within the precinct.
Author: CHRISTOPHER PRATT | Staff Writer