With COVID-19 restrictions fueling a mail-in ballot surge, and pressure to open and process ballots in time, Philadelphia faced major challenges during the 2020 General Election. Not only was the County expected to process the votes in time, but Pennsylvania state law prohibits the processing of ballots prior to Election Day.

Luckily, Philadelphia chose to implement the OPEX® Model 72™ ballot extractors to open over 750,000 mail-in ballot envelopes during the 2020 Presidential Election.