Bill Seeks To Protect Judges Going Door-To-Door

A bill approved in the state House would exempt Magisterial District Judges from the requirement of gathering signatures to get on the election ballot. Current law requires Magisterial District Judges to gather 100 signatures to get on the ballot, but lawmakers in favor of this bill say going door to door could put them in danger. Opponents argued it gives an unfair advantage to incumbent judges, since those seeking the post for the first time must still obtain signatures. The bill now heads to Gov. Tom Wolf.