Absentee Ballot Bill Approved In Virginia Senate | WAMU 88.5 - American University Radio

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

Book Review: 'Angels Make Their Hope Here'

Alan Cheuse reviews Angels Make Their Hope Here, by Breena Clarke.
NPR

Fruit Recall Hits Trader Joe's, Costco, Wal-Mart Stores

The recall applies to "certain lots of whole peaches (white and yellow), nectarines (white and yellow), plums and pluots" from a California packing company, the FDA says.
NPR

Long GOP Primary Season Gives Democrats Time To Fill Campaign Coffers

If Democrats lose control of the Senate this fall, it likely won't be for lack of campaign money. The prominent female candidates in particular have healthy campaign accounts.
NPR

Skype A Vital Bridge For Palestinians In West Bank, Gaza

By most accounts, the war between Israel and Hamas is getting worse. As the casualties mount, so does the frustration of Palestinians families living apart who rarely if ever get to see each other.

Leave a Comment

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