Major election reforms have been signed into law in the Keystone State

11.01.19 | Brandon Dickson

Among the new reforms is the elimination of the straight-party voting option.

Representative Malcolm Kenyatta says he voted against the bill because voters like the ease of selecting the party that "best reflects their values."

But, Governor Wolf says it's just part of Pennsylvania catching up with the rest of the country.

Other reforms include $90 million to partially reimburse counties for the cost of new voting machines, a mail-in voting option, pushing the voter registration deadline to 15 days before an election, and pushing back the deadline for returning absentee ballots to 8 p.m. on Election Day.