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Absentee Voting [1 VAC 20 ‑ 70]
Action Material omissions from absentee ballots.
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Comment Period Ends 10/12/2011
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10/7/11  4:52 pm
Commenter: Jacqueline Nantier-Hopewell *

Stop subverting the right to vote in the Commonwealth
 

Dear Election Board,

Considering that the Virginia Public Schools don't even teach Penmenship anymore, the only people who will have decent handwriting are the voters who went to school before 1980.  Your attack on Virginia Citizens is dishonorable.  My son has a severe hand writing diability, he had to have a keyboard all through high school to write papers.  Voting requires that they look at your drivers license or other ID and then give you a plastic card to stick in a voting machine.  Why would a sloppy signature prevent voting?  So are you saying that anyone who signed their DMV license not up to your standards is going to be denied the right to vote?  What are your standards?  Does anyone know?  What class do we have to take so we can comply and then secure our rights?  You will spend more in legal fees defending this stupid rule than just looking at signatures and pictures.  Stop the assault on our Constitutional right to vote and equal protection under the law. 




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