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Voters may not cast a straight party ballot

Straight party voting, whereby voters fill in a single bubble to vote for a party’s entire slate of candidates, is no longer an option in Pennsylvania’s elections.

The measure passed by both Houses and signed by the governor was part of a larger voting rights reform package passed late last year.

In the 2019 general election, more than 726,000 voters in 59 Pennsylvania counties voted straight-party, according to one study.

That’s 37 percent of the nearly two million ballots cast.

Of those who voted straight party, 51 percent indicated they were voting straight Republican and 48 percent straight Democratic.

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