McDonnell Proposes Election Reforms
Attorney General Robert F. McDonnell (R) unveiled a package of election reforms today that would reduce long lines at polls and add more election officials to count ballots.
Proposals also include adding more voting precints, overturning a ban on political clothing while in a polling place and creating guidelines to improve the accuracy of voter registration lists to ensure residens, including college students, are not registered in more than one location.
McDonnell, who is the Republican nominee for governor next year, and Lt. Gov Bill Bolling (R) will also propose changes to the mailing and counting of military absentee
"Democracy is alive and well in Virginia. We saw that clearly this past Election Day with a record number of first-time voters,'' McDonnell said. "However, for our democratic process to stay healthy we must constantly seek prudent reforms and improvements based on what we learn each election."
State legislators would have to approve the proposals. The General Assembly returns to the state Capaitol Jan. 14 for a 45-day session.
December 16, 2008; 12:44 PM ET
Categories: 2009 Governor's Race , Anita Kumar , Robert F. McDonnell
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