Jul. 12, 2022

HARRISBURG – Working to ensure the state’s elections run smoothly, legislation authored by Rep. Ryan Warner (R-Fayette/Westmoreland) to ensure voting precincts across the Commonwealth have enough ballots to accommodate in-person voters has been signed into law.

“Last May, voting precincts in several areas of the state, including Fayette and Westmoreland counties which I represent, actually ran out of ballots for people who showed up to vote in person,” Warner said. “That is simply unacceptable. This law will ensure it never happens again.”

Act 66 of 2022 would require enough ballots to be printed and supplied to each precinct for 50% of all registered voters in that precinct in each party for a primary election, and 100% of all registered voters in that precinct for a general election. Each of these numbers could be reduced by the number of registered voters in an election district that have requested an absentee or mail-in ballot.

The law will take effect in 60 days.

Representative Ryan Warner
52nd Legislative District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives

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