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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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10/9/11  5:20 pm
Commenter: Rebecca Cofman

Absentee Voting Material Requirements

Please keep the absentee ballot voting procedures as simple as possible for those older people and people with disabilities that otherwise would not be able to exercise their right to vote.  These citizens often have difficulty signing their names clearly and even so often sign more easily readable signatures than those of physicians whose signatures are often illegible but still accepted on prescriptions, etc.  AS the Sages say, "Do not put a stumbling block in the path of a blind person."  Likewise, please look for ways to include our elderly and phsycially challenged voters in the process and don't put a stumbling block of signature clarity in their path.

Rebecca Cofman, absentee voter for first 20 years of voter eligibility and many times thereafter


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