In Harrisburg yesterday, Governor Tom Wolf vetoed the Voting Rights Protection Act (House Bill 1300). House Bill 1300 would have allowed mail-in ballots to be counted starting five days before the election, moved the last day to register to vote back to 30 days prior to an election; and required voters to receive scannable voter registration cards through their counties. House State Government Committee Chairman Seth Grove (R-York), who authored the bill, said local election officials asked for many of the corrections to the election process. The Voting Rights Protection Act would have done what election officials asked for. Grove said the governor turned a blind eye to their requests.
The United Way of Mifflin-Juniata’s 24th Annual Day of Caring is September 15th. To participate, all teams and agencies must register by August 6th. The United way is looking for work projects from non-profit human service agencies in Mifflin and Juniata counties. Any incorporated non-profit or government entity, school, or neighborhood association is encouraged to submit projects. For more details, or to register, visit www.mjunitedway.org. For more information on Day of Caring, contact Oksana DeArment at 717-248-9636.