The Bulletin

A ‘watch team’ for incorrectly removed voters and more Va. headlines

By: - November 7, 2023 7:30 am

The state Capitol. (Ned Oliver/ Virginia Mercury)

• After the erroneous removal of 3,400 voters from the state rolls, the Virginia Department of Elections is advising registrars to notify a Virginia State Police “watch team” if a person flagged as a prohibited voter checks in at a polling location on Election Day.—VPM News 

• “Virginia’s only Palestinian-American legislator condemns Israel’s actions in Gaza war.”—Cardinal News 

• After the release of more records on the state’s rights restoration process, “the Virginia NAACP said Monday that Gov. Glenn Youngkin’s administration lacks clear standards for restoring voting rights to convicted felons who served their sentences, leaving many frustrated and unable to vote in Tuesday’s nationally watched state elections.”—Associated Press

• Hampton Roads school districts are looking at the best way to comply with Youngkin’s latest executive order on notifying parents about drug overdoses while still protecting student privacy. “What can we say? What can’t we say?”—Virginian-Pilot 

• A grand jury recommended criminal charges against Equitrans Midstream, the primary company building the Mountain Valley Pipeline, for failing to fix a natural gas leak that caused an explosion of a house occupied by three people in Pennsylvania.—Roanoke Times


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