Gov. Tom Wolf signed the bill changing the primary to June 2, along with three others that help combat the coronavirus pandemic.
The governor signed Senate Bill 422, which reschedules the 2020 primary election from April 28 to June 2. and makes other election process changes, including some due to the COVID-19 emergency.
“Delaying this year's primary election as several other states have done is in the best interests of voters, poll workers and county election officials,” Wolf said. “I commend the General Assembly for acting quickly on this critical legislation.”
The governor signed three additional bills Friday. One provides $50 million for the purchase of medical equipment and supplies for hospitals, nursing facilities and emergency medical services to meet the urgent needs by patients and staff.
Another waives the requirement for schools to be in session at least 180 days, provides for continuity of education plans, ensures school employees are paid during the closure, and provides the Secretary of Education with authority to waive student-teacher and standardized assessments.
The last bill signed into law by Wolf makes applying for unemployment compensation easier for workers affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.
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