Rip Sullivan, the Democratic nominee for delegate in Virginia's 48th House District, will speak before the Fairfax County Electoral Board and advocate for an early, in-person satellite voting location in the Fairfax County portion of the 48th District.
"The only in-person absentee voting location currently offered for the August 19 special election is nearly a 90-minute round trip drive from the district," said Sullivan. "With many voters unable to physically reach the polls on the mid-August special election day, it is critical that we remove this unnecessary barrier and enable citizens of the 48th district to exercise their right to vote."
Sullivan continued, "Over the past couple of days I've been in contact with Fairfax Electoral Board Chairman Seth Stark and Secretary Brian Schoeneman, and very much appreciate their willingness to discuss and address this important issue."
"In 2012 I served as the Virginia Counsel to President Obama's re-election campaign, where I worked to protect voting rights," said Sullivan. "I feel strongly about ensuring equal access to the ballot, and look forward to speaking at tonight's Fairfax Electoral Board meeting."
Thursday night's meeting will begin at 5 p.m. and take place in Conference Room 315-C of the Fairfax County Government Center, located at 12000 Government Center Pkwy.