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Pennsylvania election officials will not be able to count mail-in or absentee ballots that lack accurate, handwritten dates on their return envelopes, the state Supreme Court unanimously ruled Tuesday. The court did, however, direct county boards of elections to “segregate and preserve” those ballots. As a result, it is still possible for undated or improperly filled out mail-in ballots to be counted in Pennsylvania.
The justices split 3-3 on whether making the envelope dates mandatory under state law would violate provisions of the U.S. Civil Rights Act of 1964, which bars election officials from discarding votes cast with immaterial […]