Agencies | Governor
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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10/8/11  9:32 pm
Commenter: Eleanor P. Collins

Signature on Absentee Ballots

I am apalled to learn that Gov. McDonnell is encouraging the Board of Elections to disqualify absentee ballots because of so called sloppy signatures.  A person has the right to vote with proper identification and their handwriting may not be great and their signature should not be a disqualifying factor. Who has the right to judge what's sloppy vs the best a person can do.  This really concerns me and takes us back to the days when all efforts were made to keep certain people from voting!

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