Senator Mark Warner introduces legislation to improve voting process

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by 13News

WVEC.com

Posted on November 16, 2012 at 6:37 PM

Updated Friday, Nov 16 at 6:41 PM

RICHMOND-- Virginia Senator Mark Warner introduced legislation Thursday to make the voting process quicker and easier.

The Fair, Accurate, Secure and Timely Voting Act of 2012 would provide incentive grants for states which choose to speed-up reforms that make it easier for people to register and to vote early.

Senator Warner says it was unacceptable that some Virginians had to wait in three, four and five-hour-long lines to vote last Tuesday.

In a Senate floor speech today, Warner called that a “21st century poll tax” because it required working people to miss too much time from work.

Voting shouldn’t be this much of a burden, Warner said, and he strongly encouraged Virginia election officials to compete for these incentive grants.
 

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