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Berks Election Board approves certifying primary election results per court order

From County of Berks

Aug 25, 2022

Reading, PA — After reviewing the ruling from the Commonwealth Court in regard to the undated ballot litigation, the Berks County Election Board believes the necessary clarity has been provided and will comply with the court order. The Board approved certifying the results for races indicated in the court order to include the undated ballots during a special Election Board meeting held Wednesday morning.

While the majority of the Berks County Election Board does not agree with the Commonwealth Court’s decision based on the plain language of the law and the lack of any clear final judicial decision, the board acknowledges that the decision does provide clarity on this specific matter. Further, the judge’s ruling will not result in any changes to the overall outcome of election results in Berks County or throughout the Commonwealth.

Moving forward, the Berks County Election Board is asking that the Legislature and Governor make the necessary amendments to the law to make the intent clear for county election boards in future elections.

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