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Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Elections
State Board of Elections
Absentee Voting [1 VAC 20 ‑ 70]
Action Material omissions from absentee ballots.
Stage Final
Comment Period Ends 10/12/2011
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10/7/11  4:29 pm
Commenter: William A. Garland *

Restrictions On Absentee Ballots

What is the Legislature up to? I have spent most of my life in the service of the United States abroad, and have depended upon the availability and ease of use of absentee ballots to do my duty as a citizen to register my political opinions. My signature -- due in part to having had to sign many thousands of official documents over the years -- has become difficult to read. Do you mean to tell me that my furture ballots might be thrown out because my signature is difficult to read? What arrogant nonsense! This notion must be scrapped now. Leave the ballot alone, except to ease access and use so that more voters can vote, as the American Way demands. 

* Nonregistered public user