ACLU-PA Position: Opposes
SB 1200 would require delivery of mail or absentee ballots only to a physical person at the primary county office. In effect, SB 1200 would not only ban the use of drop boxes, it would also ban counties from opening satellite offices to accept mail-in or absentee ballots. The ACLU-PA opposes this bill because:
- Limiting drop off locations is especially difficult for voters who receive their ballot late because of USPS delays and don't have time to return by USPS.
- Limiting drop off locations is difficult for rural voters in rural counties, many of whom live quite a distance from the county seat.
- Satellite offices that are staffed with trained county employees make voting easier, allow voters to correct errors in applications, and provide "one stop shopping" for voters.
Check the bill's status here.