Virginia Dems press Northam to waive absentee ballot witness signature requirements ahead of governor's race

フェアファックス郡の監督委員会が投票した 9-1, 唯一の共和党が反対票を投じた, ノーサムに手紙を送り、証人の署名要件を取り下げるように依頼しました。 2020 選挙, 報告.


Board of Supervisors Chairman Jeffrey C. McKay, who proposed the letter, reportedly said during Thursday’s meeting that some Fairfax residents had expressed fears that they could potentially catch COVID-19 if required to obtain a witness signature to vote.

“間に 2020 選挙サイクル, Virginia made historic strides to expand voting access while protecting the health and safety of our residents as well as the integrity of our electoral process,” McKay said in a ステートメント 火曜日. “This progress should be extended to the signature requirement. No one should have their ballot rejected because they were unwilling to risk their health and safety. In Fairfax we want to break down barriers to voting not create new ones.

Springfield District Supervisor Pat Herrity, the Republican who voted against the proposal, said it would be ablow to election integrity,” reported.

While Fairfax County has yet to lift its state of emergency order, the state of Virginia’s ended in June and witness signatures were again required to vote by mail.

Herrity said it would benonsensicalto waive the requirement now after early voting for the Nov. 2 election started nearly three weeks ago, reported.

Witness signatures are important as they provide another line of defense against voter fraud,” 彼は言った. “They’ve been deemed important enough by the General Assembly that they were reestablished outside the state of emergency.

テリー・マコーリフ, the former Democratic governor of Virginia, and Republican Glenn Youngkin are in a tight race to be the next governor of Virginia. The RealClearPolitics average has McAuliffe leading Youngkin by 4.3 パーセンテージポイント.

Northam, 民主党, is unable to seek reelection due to term limits.