Michelle Obama stresses importance of this year’s election
Michelle Obama said it best! “This current crisis is a clear reminder of how critical it is to have competent leadership at all levels of government,” she said in a recent Zoom call with the U.S. Conference of Mayors, announcing the launch of the program, called Civic Cities. “Voting is bigger than any one party, any one issue, any one candidate, any one election,” she added. “The point is that no matter what party, what ideology, we want everyone to participate. We need your voices in this with us.”
That goes for registering to vote and making sure that voter information is correct and updated!
In Pennsylvania, the PA Supreme Court has extended the time for counting Mail-In ballots. They can now arrive by 5 p.m. on the Friday after Nov. 3 to be counted. Most experts agree, however, that it is very important to mail in the ballots as soon as possible to avoid the possible delays and miscounting at the end of the process!
Experts agree: Mail in ballots as soon as possible!
The Supreme Court ruling on the ballot deadline reflected the reality that COVID-19 restrictions will influence voters to mail the ballots in – critically important since results are critical in a battleground state like Pennsylvania. The court also ruled that voters can use drop boxes to return them, and removed the Green Party’s presidential ticket from the ballot. “It really makes the access to voting better,” Gov. Tom Wolf said Thursday, “and so I welcome the decision.”
“It’s not impossible that the Pennsylvania outcome could decide who the next president is,” said Mark Nevins, a Philadelphia-based Democratic consultant, “and if the counting process is prolonged, get ready for our state to be overrun with lawyers, surrogates, and rabid partisans on both sides.”
Under a 2019 law, this is the first year any Pennsylvania voter can vote by mail without having to provide a reason.
Almost two million voters have already requested mail ballots for the Nov. 3 election, and almost three million are expected to vote by mail, according to the Pennsylvania Department of State.