Moran Applauds Loudoun and Fairfax Registrars' Decision to Extend In-Person Absentee Hours


Richmond, VA - Democratic Party of Virginia Chairman Brian Moran released the following statement applauding the Loudoun and Fairfax County registrars' offices for deciding to extend hours for in-person absentee voting as a response to Hurricane Sandy:


"I want to thank the Loudoun and Fairfax County Registrars' offices for answering the State Board of Elections' request to extend hours for in-person absentee voting in order to allow local residents who were affected by Hurricane Sandy more time to vote.


"Extending absentee-in person hours will give more people the flexibility they need to cast their votes as many deal with flooding, power outages and other affects of the storm. We can only hope that additional localities will follow suit and make sure no Virginian loses their chance to take part in these critical elections."


Governor Bob McDonnell and the State Board of Elections have asked all registrars in localities affected by Sandy to extend their hours and make sure all Virginians have the opportunity to vote.