Opinion: Virginia leading the way on democracy reform in critical election year

Roanoke Times

These election law reforms come in the wake of many other promising developments for Virginia voters. In the face of the coronavirus pandemic, an unprecedented threat not only to the health of our citizens but the health of our democracy, a federal court ordered the removal of a requirement that absentee voters obtain a witness signature in order to cast their ballot this year. And, in November, we Virginians will have the opportunity to amend our Constitution to use an independent redistricting commission to reform the way electoral districts are drawn, taking the power out of the hands of self-interested politicians.

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