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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  4:40 pm
Commenter: George Omwango

State Board of Elections - voting changes

Government, whether state, local or federal has the obligation to make any and all services that are accessible to its citizens as simple and as transparent as possible.  I'm proud to say that i have absolutely no party affiliation but the action to make voting more difficult seems to go against democracy.  Every citizen above 18yrs. old that has the right to vote has to be able to do so without having to go through a maze of complex hoops.  Placing any barriers to hamper that process appears to be a tactic to undermine the elderly, the poor, the young and generally all those unable or unwilling to speak up.  In my opinion if there are to be any changes to the process it would be to generally enable more people to vote not less.  There is absolutely no evidence warranting the need to add change the system. I urge you to please stop wasting tax payers money and work on more important and urgent matters.

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