Voter privacy questions in Virginia

A county electoral board member in Prince William County, Virginia (25 miles south of D.C.) was concerned that allowing electronic signatures to be used in requesting absentee ballots could lead to fraud. To test that theory, the Post reports, the official, "recruited four friends — while the county’s registrar was away — to inspect 151 absentee ballot documents and registration records laden with Social Security numbers and other personal information." 

His fellow board members and the county registrar point out that this action compromised voter privacy and have asked the local commonwealth's attorney and the state AG for an investigation. Seems like they should get one.

The Post has the story.

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