Voting reform package emerges in Harrisburg

Legislation heading toward a vote in the Pennsylvania Capitol would overhaul some aspects of how voters cast ballots while delivering much of the money counties need to buy voting machines ahead of next year's presidential election. (AP file photo)

HARRISBURG (AP) - Legislation unveiled Monday would overhaul some aspects of how voters cast ballots in Pennsylvania while delivering much of the money counties need to buy voting machines ahead of next year's presidential election.

The measure that emerged after several months of closed-door negotiations between Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf and leaders of the Legislature's Republican majorities would let any voter mail in a ballot, eliminate the ballot option for straight party-ticket voting and move voter-registration deadlines closer to elections.

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