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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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10/12/11  9:46 am
Commenter: Monica Reid *

Absentee Voting

The Board of Elections should not make it more difficult for voters to cast an absentee ballot in Virginia. These proposed regulations would do just that. The fact that a voter who omits the date on Envelope B would have their ballot rendered invalid (as stated in B8) is not protecting the vote. Additionally, the Board of Elections should add a section to this proposal to specify that an illegible signature does not mean that the ballot is invalid.  Without this, different Board of Elections around the state will not know whether or not they should rule a ballot invalid simply because one of the signatures is hard to read.

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