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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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10/8/11  7:19 pm
Commenter: Steve Silcox, Virginia citizen

Absentee ballot requirements

I am firmly against changing the laws requiring absentee ballot voters to have better penmanship.  This type of requirement was a ploy used to keep African Americans from voting in the south for many years.  We should not revert to these old techniques to eliminate poor voters from casting a ballot.  I received straight "A"s in grade school except for my penmanship which was very poor.  These efforts are attempts to take our voting rights back 50 years.

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