Action on proposed Va. voter registration changes postponed
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - A Virginia elections official says a proposed revision of the state's voter registration form needs more work.
Media outlets report that Virginia State Board of Elections chairman James Alcorn notified elections officials across the state on Tuesday that he is removing the proposal from the board's September agenda. He said in an email that the proposal needs reworking and input from "the broader elections community."
The proposal would have made several questions on the form optional, including those asking whether they are U.S. citizens or felons whose voting rights haven't been restored. People still would have to affirm they are eligible to vote by signing the form.
The Department of Elections has said the intent was to help otherwise eligible voters who forgot to check a box on the form.
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