Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Voter registration by Party....

Del. Scott Lingamfelter has proposed HB 20 which would allow voter registration by political party in Virginia. This is a bill I fully support.

A summary of the proposed bill....
Primary elections; voter registration by political party. Adds party affiliation to the information that an applicant is asked to provide when registering to vote. The applicant may indicate that he is an independent. Voters registered prior to January 1, 2009, will be designated as independent unless they provide a political party designation in writing to the general registrar. Voters may change their party affiliation or independent status by written notice at any time except the 28 days before an election when the registration records are closed. The state party chairman of each political party must notify the State Board by January 31 of each year of the party rules governing who may participate in the party primary.
It is past time to have voter registration by Party in Virginia and I will urge my delegate, Chris Saxman, and senator, Emmett Hanger, to support this.

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