Chronicle poll results: Voting in Pennsylvania primary
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Chronicle poll results: Voting in Pennsylvania primary

We asked our readers how they would be voting in the April 23 Pennsylvania primary, which is on the first day of Passover. Here's what they said.

Last week, the Chronicle asked its readers in an electronic poll the following question: “How will you be voting in the April 23 Pennsylvania primary, which is on the first day of Passover?” Of the 294 people who responded, 59% said, “By mail”; 38% said “In person”; and 3% said “I won’t be voting.” Comments were submitted by 63 people. A few follow.

It’s discriminatory to schedule an election on a major religious holiday. The state is clueless at best.

Having not missed an in-person vote (for any primary or general election) since I turned 18 (other than universal COVID mail-in rules), I will be driving to my local poll to thank the dedicated workers and cast my carefully researched ballot.

Mail voting is easy, convenient, simple and it reduces costs. It is no more subject to fraud than in-person voting. I believe it should be mandatory.

Absentee ballot. It’s Yom Tov. I’m not voting on a holiday.

Luckily I can vote right in my building so it is easy for me to vote in person. I feel that is every citizen’s obligation to vote. During the pandemic I did vote by mail.

Too much fraud with mail-in votes!

Here’s an important reminder (from “Deadline Alert: If you plan to vote by absentee or mail-in ballot in the 2024 GENERAL PRIMARY, your completed APPLICATION must be received in the county office by 5:00 PM on 04/16/2024. Your voted BALLOT must be returned by 8:00 PM on 04/23/2024.”

The outcome of this election will be critical to the future of the USA.

This is religious discrimination.

I confess that I would vote in person if I had no other option. Voting, especially in today’s climate, matters a lot. All of us must do our democratic duty to prevent our country from becoming a dictatorship.

I prefer mail-in voting even when it’s not Passover.

As always, I will be voting in person in order to make sure that my vote counts and is not manipulated via mail-in voting scams as have occurred in the 2020 election!

I always vote by mail anyway, because I have disabilities that make it very challenging to vote in person, and I hold up other voters. So the fact that the election is on Passover is not the reason why I am voting by mail, and I appreciate the ability to vote by mail. I hope those who are insisting that voting by mail means fraud will consider how important the ability to vote this way is to those of us with disabilities. PJC

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