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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  5:24 pm
Commenter: Franz L. Canon -- retired

Disqualifying absentee ballots for handwriting, etc.

There's little I can add to the comments above, registering at least dismay and at most outrage to think that a ballot would be discarded over handwriting.  I suggest that all disallowed ballots be kept and made available for public inspection, along with the rationale for disallowance -- an exercise in FOI that might be instructive for everyone, and help eliminate misunderstandings about the process of voting, and that of counting ballots.

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