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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  11:02 am
Commenter: Dan McDonald, private citizen

Reject proposal to amend 1VAC20-7

Please reject the proposed amendments to  1VAC20-7. These amendments restrict the ability of citizens to determine how they are goverened by limiting the pool of eligible voters. Every effort should be taken to ensure that as many votes as possible are counted, and any changes to election law should further this goal. The Brennan Center for Justice found that new and proposed voting restrictions in various states "fall most heavily on young, minority, and low-income voters, as well as on voters with disabilities." Marginalizing any section of the population is unacceptable for a democracy, especially in regard to voting eligibility. Please hold the Commonwealth to a higher standard. Ensure that government for the people is of the people and by the people.

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