PENNSYLVANIA (WTAJ) – A new law will allow for state money to be used to help counties run their elections.

However, many Pennsylvanians are confused as to why pre-canvassing wasn’t included in the law. Some feel as though pre-canvassing would save both time and money.

During elections counties essentially run two elections in one day. As they have to process, sort and scan mail-in ballots while also holding in-person elections at the same time. Not to mention that most counties prefer to have the results calculated by the end of the night, which can get expensive.

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With this many residents are pushing for the ability to open and prepare the ballots ahead of time.