New Law Protecting Absentee Voting

Idea Category: Defending Democracy

Amid concerns around the impact of a lack of federal funding on postal service operations, Virginia’s Governor signed into law SB5120, co-sponsored by Virginia Senator Jennifer McClellan. The bill allocates $2 million in prepaid postage for absentee ballots, authorizes secure ballot drop locations, provides voters the option to correct mistakes on their ballots, and eliminates absentee ballot witness requirements. “I understand this is an extraordinary measure,” McClellan said. “But these are extraordinary times.” Read more about the ways the bill protects absentee voting here.

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Equal Rights Milestone

Idea Category: Defending Democracy