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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  5:50 pm
Commenter: Carol Weber, private citizen

Absentee ballots

Dear Election Board Members:

I have been an election officer for several years.  I believe our system here in VA works very well.  We need to be encouraging voters to be educated about the election.  I am distressed to hear that there is a move to become much more restrictive with the absentee ballot, especially with the signature. I understand there is discussion of disqualifying a ballot if the signature cannot be easily read.  Most folks I know do not have readable signatures - have you ever tried to read a doctor's signature?  I think we need to be very careful about making such a requirement; we don't want to discount perfectly eligible ballots for something like this.  Perhaps you have information that we don't, but I have not heard of it.

Thank you.

Carol Weber, Alexandria, VA




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