Absentee Voting

There Will Be No Paper Trail in VA's Largest Jurisdiction This Year - Unless We Act

Due to budget shortfalls, Fairfax County cannot afford paper ballots for their optical scan machines, and will only be using their electronic machines - the same kind of machine that crashed in the March 10th special election.

What's more, they will not be opening the Satellite Locations around the county as they did last November. Only the Government Center will be open for In-Person Absentee Voting.

HB 1878 is still bad, but not quite as bad

John Cosgrove introduced HB 1878, a bill that would have made a lot of seemingly little changes in the election laws. By the time it made it through the Senate, some of the most obnoxious parts of it had been taken out. But it is still a bill with more problems created than solved. Let's look at what actually passed both houses. http://www.richmondsunlight.com/bill/2009/hb1878/fulltext/