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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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10/8/11  4:01 pm
Commenter: Jerry Teplitz *

Board wanting clear signatures
 

This is just plain dumb to require penmanship when you sign your name to an absentee ballot. I was taught to make my signature unique so that it would make it difficult for someone to forge it. Now the Election Board is saying the I have to go back to third grade and make sure my signature is neat and tidy. I urge you to not make this a requirement especially since research has shown that fraud at elections is almost non-existent!




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