WASHINGTON, DC - Congressman Robert C. “Bobby” Scott will hold a Town Hall forum to examine the 2008 election process. Both the successes and problems encountered on November 4, 2008 will be discussed. One of those successes was the experience of record turnouts in both the primary and general election cycles in <?XML:NAMESPACE PREFIX = ST1 />Virginia this year. Joining Congressman Scott at the forum will be experts on voting issues. One issue to be discussed is the NAACP’s lawsuit filed against the Commonwealth questioning whether the state had adequately prepared for Election Day. The goal of the Town Hall is to determine what highly successful voting procedures or practices should be models for all jurisdictions and precincts and what legislative fixes may be needed at the state or federal level to address problems or undue complexities experienced in the voting process.<?XML:NAMESPACE PREFIX = O />
“It is important that we address both positive and negative aspects of the voting process. We should use this opportunity to learn from the November 4, 2008 election to encourage and improve voting for all of our citizens. I encourage everyone to share their comments, suggestions, issues or concerns,” said Rep. Scott.
The Town Hall will take place on Tuesday, December 16, 2008 at 7:00 P.M in the General Assembly Building, Senate Room A, located at 910 Capitol Street in Richmond, Virginia.