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  12:28 pm
Commenter: Suzanne Keller, citizen, Virginia by birth and heritage

Absentee ballot changes to restrict voters' voice

Any rule changes that makes it easier for the government to deny citizens right to vote is unacceptable.  This rule change appears to fit a pattern seen across the country to limit, deny and restrict eligible citizens rights to vote.  Instead of making it more difficult for a ballot to qualify, the State Board of Elections should be expanding access to the vote, including and not limited to allowing absentee ballots for any reason.   I urge rejection of this change and a reconsideration of ways to make voting easier for citizens.


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