A provision to require a loyalty oath of voters casting ballots in the upcoming March 1 Republican presidential primary was rescinded on Saturday by the GOP’s State Central Committee (SCC). The move still has to be approved by the Virginia State Board of Elections before local voter registrars can make any changes at the polls.
The Statement of Affiliation (SOA), which proved to be a point of contention among Republican voters, would have required those voters to sign an oath indicating that they are a member of the party in order to participate in the election.
According to Gloucester voter registrar Bobbi Morgan, the Virginia SBE will be holding a special meeting at 11 a.m. today to discuss the request from the RPV to rescind the voter SOA requirement.
“After this meeting, we expect to receive instruction on the requirement for the pledge/statement and how to process the pledge/statements that have already been completed during absentee voting,” Morgan said. &ldq...
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