WAMU 88.5 : News

Filed Under:

Absentee Ballot Bill Approved In Virginia Senate

Play associated audio

The Virginia Senate has approved legislation that would make it easier for voters to cast absentee ballots.

The bill, sponsored by state Sen. Janet Howell (D-Fairfax), would allow absentee voting for any reason.

Currently those who want to cast an absentee ballot can only do so if they are going to be out of town, taking care of an ill family member or meet one of the more than a dozen other criteria.

Another proposal would allow anyone 65 or older to vote absentee for any reason.

Both measures have passed the Virginia Senate before, only to die in the Republican-controlled House of Delegates.

NPR

'End Of The Tour': An Unauthorized 'Anti-Biopic' Of David Foster Wallace

Instead of telling the author's life story, the film (which the Wallace estate does not approve of) focuses on five days in 1996 during the publicity tour for Infinite Jest.
NPR

Humans Aren't The Only Ones To Go Ape Over Diets: Chimps Detox, Too

A group of Ugandan chimps has found a great way to boost their mineral intake and neutralize bitter compounds in their diet: by eating clay.
WAMU 88.5

The Politics Hour - July 31, 2015

Join us for our weekly review of the politics, policies, and personalities of the District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia.

NPR

In Michigan, A Testing Ground For A Future Of Driverless Cars

Automakers and researchers are using a 32-acre fake city at the University of Michigan to simulate a real-world environment for autonomous vehicles. How will such cars affect urban planning?

Leave a Comment

Help keep the conversation civil. Please refer to our Terms of Use and Code of Conduct before posting your comments.