Sunday, January 25, 2009

Democracy and elections II

Two bills that encourage greater voter participation are moving forward in the Virginia General Assembly. 
HJ 628 (Ware) would restore voting rights for non-violent felons who have completed their sentences. It passed the House Privileges & Elections' Constitutional subcommittee by a vote of 4-3 and is now before the full Privileges & Elections Committee. Contact committee members and urge them to support restoration of voting rights! More info at CCC.
SB 810 (Howell) early allows voters to vote absentee in-person without providing a reason. It will probably come before the Senate next week. Contact your Senator to support SB 810. More info at CCC.

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