Mifflin County continues its efforts to correct a clerical error in the Democrat ballots for Tuesday’s primary election. The Court of Common Pleas has granted Mifflin County’s petition, ordering the elections department to accept all mail-in ballots postmarked on or before May 17th, and delivered by the Post Office to the Mifflin County Board of Elections on or before May 25th at 5:00 p.m. Additionally, mail-in ballots can be hand-delivered to the drop box inside the Mifflin County Courthouse until 8:00 pm on Election Day. To ensure that no voter is deprived the constitutional right to vote, Mifflin County will not void ballots that have already been cast by Democrat mail-in voters.
The Pennsylvania Senate has approved legislation that would offer parents the option to allow their children to repeat a grade level due to disruptions created by COVID-19. Senate Bill 664 would only apply to the 2021-22 school year. An amendment developed in cooperation with the Pennsylvania Department of Education ensures parents would have until July 15th to decide on whether their children should advance or be held back. Senate Bill 664 would also allow parents the option to extend enrollment in special education programs for an extra year due to COVID-19. The bill was sent to the House of Representatives for consideration.
Pennsylvania turkey hunters are reminded to carry tags, and report harvests. Hunters in every season must carry their valid general licenses and proper identification. Harvest tags must be carried in any season during which harvested game must be tagged. A recently adopted change to be enacted next license year will allow hunters to carry a digital license. Successful hunters are required to report their turkey harvests within 10 days to the Pennsylvania Game Commission. Hunters may report by going to www.pgc.pa.gov and clicking the blue “Report a Harvest” button near the top of the home page, then filling out a form and submitting. Harvests also may be reported by phone at 1-800-838-4431. With spring gobbler hunting underway, those who saw success early in the season will need to report their harvests soon if they have not already.