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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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10/10/11  9:46 am
Commenter: Helen Stackhouse

Voter Restriction

At a time when voter turnout is at an all-time low, the state should be taking actions that encourage voter participation instead of taking actions that restrict it.  Eliminating votes cast by people with sloppy signatures would affect senior citizens whose penmanship often becomes more illegible with age as well as those of people who have had very little education.  I am speaking based on the handwriting of my elderly parents who received very little education and whose handwriting has always been hard to read.

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