Jul 11, 2017
The Election Code should proscribe the practice of ballot harvesting. As much as is practicable, mail-in ballots should be treated with the same legal protections as ballots cast at a polling location. The chain of custody for mail-in ballots should be limited to ballots in an envelope expressly for the purpose of transmitting a mail-in ballot, sealed, and signed by the registered voter:
• Mailed from an international or out-of-state location.
• Deposited into the U.S. Postal Service by the voter themselves or by an immediate relative.
• Presented by the voter to two people, both election judges, affliated or aligned with different political parties, and assigned the duty to collect mail-in ballots.