Virginia takes steps to make voting easier amid pandemic

The Fauquier Times

In early July, a series of state-wide election reforms went became law that will improve access to the ballot for many Virginians. Among the most critical of these is no-excuse absentee voting, which means any Virginian can vote by mail for whatever reason — the same policy that the vast majority of states now have. When this bill was introduced this past November, lawmakers obviously weren’t expecting our world to be upended by a global pandemic. But with these new laws now in effect, every Virginia voter will now have the option to send their ballot in by mail, rather than confront a potentially crowded polling place, if that’s what they prefer.  

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