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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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10/7/11  4:27 pm
Commenter: Joe Schneider

Absentee ballot

I'm concerned about the news that Virginia may be considering the possibility of excluding absentee ballots because of poor handwritten signatures.  I have always had lousy penmanship, but it satisfies my credit card companies, my bank, the IRS, my local election board, and a host of federal agencies with which I'm forced to interact with on a regular basis (e.g., TSA employees).  My scribble is mine, has been with me for nearly 60 years, and probably will accompany me to the grave.  It shouldn't be grounds for disqualifying for to vote in the Commonwealth. 

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