Absentee Voting News for April 4th, 2008

Party switchers getting wrong absentee ballots
Allentown Morning Call – 15 hours ago
Marilyn Larson, 65, of Newtown said she’s glad her husband checked his ballot as soon at it arrived in the mail. The couple switched to the Democratic Party last month to vote in the primary. When her husband, Jerry, 66, opened his ballot,
Snafu sends wrong absentee ballots phillyBurbs.com
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Vote by Mail Legislation Eliminates Burdens on the Right to Vote
ACLU (press release) – Apr 2, 2008
Sponsored by Representative Susan Davis (D-CA), HR 281 would ensure that all Americans have an equal opportunity to vote by mail in federal elections for any reason. Currently, 29 states allow universal absentee voting, which permits any voter to

 

House Panel Passes Rep. Susan Davis’s No-Excuse Absentee Ballot
VoteTrustUSA – Apr 2, 2008
The Universal Right to Vote by Mail Act (HR 281) was reported to the full House on a voice vote. “This straightforward bill would simply give any eligible voter the option of voting by absentee ballot,” said Davis, a member of the committee.

 

No surge of new voters here
Shelbyville News – 10 hours ago
And just because someone has voted for a particular party in one election, that does not mean they have to continue to vote for that party, Williams said. Williams said he has received more absentee ballots in the mail this political season from
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