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Legal Challenge to Virginia True the Vote

Legal Challenge to Virginia True the Vote

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Published by Rishi Awatramani
Out-of-state group True the Vote developed a training manual to train vote intimidators for the 2012 election. Civil Rights groups from across Virginia have identified the legally deceptive practices of True the Vote and submitted them for review. Here you can see the original training manual, preceded by the legal challenge launched by statewide progressive organizations.
Out-of-state group True the Vote developed a training manual to train vote intimidators for the 2012 election. Civil Rights groups from across Virginia have identified the legally deceptive practices of True the Vote and submitted them for review. Here you can see the original training manual, preceded by the legal challenge launched by statewide progressive organizations.

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The procedures for appointing an Election Observer are generally set out in state election law These
laws will specify who can appoint an Election Observer, as well the requirements that must be met
and standards that must be followed An Election Observer is typically appointed by a stakeholder on
the current ballot This stakeholder can be a political party with a candidate on the ballot, a candidate
or group of candidates on the ballot, or a political group supporting or opposing a proposition, issue
or amendment on the ballot Every Election Observer should be given a Certifcate of Appointment
by the stakeholder This certifcate is typically presented to the Poll Lead and is the manner in which
an Election Observer gains access to serve in the poll location In planning to serve as an Election
Observer, it is critical to understand this process TRUE the VOTE does not appoint Election Observers,
we help connect stakeholders with trained TRUE the VOTE volunteers

Work through a candidate or a party to be assigned to a precinct. To enter the polls, a signed statement
saying that they are authorized to represent the party with the city or county chairman’s or candidate’s
signature or a photocopy of such a document will be required.

Virginia Election Code

24.2-604. Prohibited activities at polls; notice of prohibited area; electioneering; presence of
representatives of parties or candidates; simulated elections; observers; news media; penalties. “Each
representative shall present to the offcers of election a written statement designating him to be a
representative of the party or candidate and signed by the county or city chairman of his political party,
the independent candidate, or the primary candidate, as appropriate. Such statement, bearing the
chairman’s or candidate’s original signature, may be photocopied, and such photocopy shall be as valid
as if the copy had been signed.”

http://leg1.state.va.us/cgi-bin/legp504.exe?000+cod+24.2-604

No state training is required for representatives of candidates/parties.

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