January 26, 2009
(AP) - The Senate has passed legislation to allow Virginia voters to cast absentee ballots for any reason.
Currently, those who want to vote absentee must meet one of 17 criteria, such as being out of town on election day, being pregnant or taking care of an ill family member.
Sen. Janet Howell's bill would allow in-person voting for 45 days before an election for any reason. Those who wish to vote absentee by mail still would have to have one of the 17 excuses.
The bill passed 24-16 on Monday.
A similar bill already died in the House of Delegates.
The comments sections of Newsplex.com are designed for thoughtful, intelligent conversation and debate. We want to hear from our viewers, but we only ask that you use your best judgment. E-mail is required, but will not be displayed with comment.
As a host Newsplex.com welcomes a wide spectrum of opinions. However this is a site that we host. We have a responsibility to all our readers to try to keep our comment section fair and decent. For that reason The Newsplex reserves the right to not post or to remove any comment.
If you have any ideas to improve the conversation or this section let us know. Send an e-mail to email@example.com.
powered by Disqus