The League of Women Voters in Virginia has released their study “Voting Before Election Day: A Policy Paper on the Benefits and Challenges of Expanded Early Voting in Virginia.”
It’s a good study that reviews the pros and cons as well as the experience of VA and others with various processes of early voting. The study concludes Virginia officials should consider pilot programs to test early voting models to determine which is best for Virginia.
Not that the Republican-controlled General Assembly will respond. However, with Democrats controlling the State Board of Elections, we may see proposals going to the GA. I’m not certain of the law, however, it could be the SBE could run pilot projects without GA approval.
Let’s hope this study does not lie on the shelf.