Assembly passes first reading of mail-in election ordinance

In the event that the Petersburg Borough can't hold an in-person municipal election this fall due to state health mandate limitations, the borough assembly passed an ordinance in its first reading on Monday that would allow the municipal election to be held remotely.

If passed in three readings, ordinance #2020-16 would allow the borough assembly to direct borough staff to conduct an election by mail with no precinct polling place open for regular in-person voting on election day, according to the ordinance.

Borough Clerk Debbie Thompson said a mail-in election would be more costly than tradit...


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