Voting en Voter Identification Law <p>Virginia's new voter ID law that limits access to the ballot without the proper photo ID will soon go into effect, and the State Board of Elections is tasked with informing the public about the new change before the November elections.</p><p>The Board's strategy includes launching a voter outreach, marketing, and public awareness campaign well before then.</p><p></p> Mon, 24 Mar 2014 08:00:00 +0000 Tommie McNeil 18828 at Voter Identification Law Legislation Aims for Voting Ease <p>Voting could be easier if one Virginia lawmaker has his way.&nbsp; One proposal would&nbsp; allow absentee ballots from anyone who’d like to vote early – and another that could lead to voting by mail.</p><p></p> Mon, 20 Jan 2014 20:35:00 +0000 Sandy Hausman 16146 at Legislation Aims for Voting Ease Virginia Special Election Results <p>When Democrat Onzlee Ware of the 11<sup>th</sup> District of the Virginia House of Delegates announced his retirement it opened the door for a republican sweep of western Virginia but a democrat won in yesterday’s special election. Sam Rasoul defeated former Roanoke Sheriff Octavia Johnson with 70-percent of the vote. The 11<sup>th</sup> District remains the only one west of Richmond represented by a democrat.</p><p>In a special election that could change control of the state senate a recount is likely.</p> Wed, 08 Jan 2014 12:45:48 +0000 Lisa Fenderson 15654 at Virginia Special Election Results Officials Examine Possible Voting Irregularities <p>Some members of the State Board of Elections have again raised the issue of potential vote-counting irregularities in Fairfax County, but this time a major focus was on which provisional ballots should have been counted.&nbsp;</p><p>While the entire Fairfax Electoral Board was unable to attend today’s state meeting to explain, one member traveled to Richmond to begin a discussion about what happened.&nbsp;</p><p></p><p><br />&nbsp;</p> Mon, 02 Dec 2013 21:27:03 +0000 Anne Marie Morgan 14085 at Officials Examine Possible Voting Irregularities Mark Obenshain Requests a Recount <p>Republican State Senator Mark Obenshain is turning to a special court that includes the chief Richmond Circuit Court judge … to aid him in a ballot recount of the closest statewide race in modern Virginia history. Although his Democratic opponent, Mark Herring, has been certified the winner in the Attorney General's election by a 165-vote margin, Obenshain and his team believe there's a chance that votes were missed or might be invalidated.</p><p></p> Wed, 27 Nov 2013 22:08:41 +0000 Tommie McNeil 13912 at Mark Obenshain Requests a Recount