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Amid Upheaval, People Vote in Record Numbers Across the Region

Philadelphia niega la acusación de la campaña de Trump de que prohíbe a los observadores electorales republicanos

Un votante se aproxima a la cabina electoral para introducir su boleta en el Instituto Franklin de Philadelphia el martes. (Caroline Brehman/CQ-Roll Call, Inc vía Getty Images)

La ciudad dice que un video ampliamente visto de un observador electoral del GOP (Partido Republicano) que fue rechazado en un centro de votación es un incidente aislado que ocurrió por confusión sobre las reglas y fue corregido rápidamente.

Philadelphia Denies Trump Campaign Allegation of Banning Republican Poll Watchers

A voter walks up to a booth to cast her ballot at the Franklin Institute in Philadelphia on Tuesday. (Caroline Brehman/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images)

The city says that a widely viewed video of a GOP poll watcher being turned away was an isolated and quickly corrected incident resulting from confusion over the rules.

Update: Voter Turnout “Very Good” in Union County; Snyder Officials Dealing With Scanner Glitch

4 Northumberland County Precincts Up and Running After Early Technical Glitches

Bucks County Scrambles To Handle Last-Day Early Voting Crowds

Long Lines For Last Day Of On-Demand Voting, Applications For Mail-In Ballots

La nueva ley de votación por correo de Pennsylvania amplía el acceso para todos...menos para los pobres

Rem Em y su esposo en un parque del sur de Filadelfia cerca de su casa. Em, inmigrante camboyana y ciudadana estadounidense, piensa votar en persona en lugar de por correo por no tener una computadora y no dominar bien el inglés. (Heather Khalifa/The Philadelphia Inquirer)

En la ciudad más pobre de Estados Unidos, las barreras del idioma, la inestabilidad de las viviendas y la falta de acceso a internet dificultan la votación por correo. Por eso los residentes de bajos ingresos de Filadelfia votarán en persona, si es que votan.

Pennsylvania’s New Vote-by-Mail Law Expands Access for Everyone Except the Poor

Rem Em and her husband in a South Philadelphia park near their home. Em, a Cambodian immigrant and U.S. citizen, plans to vote in person rather than by mail because she doesn’t have a computer and isn’t fluent in English. (Heather Khalifa/The Philadelphia Inquirer)

In America’s poorest big city, language barriers, unstable housing and lack of internet access make voting by mail difficult. So low-income Philadelphia residents will be voting in person, if at all.

Pennsylvania’s Rejection of 372,000 Ballot Applications Bewilders Voters and Strains Election Staff

Problems expanding voting by mail this year have left many Pennsylvanians unsure what to do. (Alejandro A. Alvarez/The Philadelphia Inquirer)

Most rejected applications were deemed duplicates because voters had unwittingly checked a request box during the primary. The administrative nightmare highlights the difficulty of ramping up mail-in voting on the fly.

Postcards On Voting Cause Confusion Among Some Pennsylvanians

Your Questions On Pennsylvania Voter Registration, Mail-In Ballots, And Voting In Person, Answered

Some in Pennsylvania Remain Confused Over Mail-In Election Process

In Western Pennsylvania, Elections Officials Are Deluged by Requests From Voters

Heavy Turnout, Minor Problems Reported At Allegheny County Polling Sites

Electionland partner 90.5 WESA reports on a variety of issues facing voters in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania.

What You Can and Can’t Do at the Polls is giving its readers a play-by-play of what behavior is and is not allowed at the polls. It's debunking a myth that Pennsylvania voters can vote online and that it is legal to take a selfie in PA voting booths.

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