Agencies | Governor
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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10/8/11  10:16 am
Commenter: Natalie Somer

Absentee Voting Limitations

Proposed rules for voiding absentee ballots on the basis of such unreasonable criteria as sloppy handwriting of a signature could jeopardize the voting rights of anyone.  Any number of things can cause a shaky or less legible signature, including changes in one's health,age- related shakiness,  irregular writing surface, or writing while a vehicle is in motion.  Our Constitution was created to give rights, not take them away.  These proposed changes would disinfranchise the elderly and the infirm or just someone in a hurry. 

This appears to be a clear attempt to influence the outcome of elections to favor one party over another and is a violation of our democratic principles.

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