Long Voting Period!

I learned this week part of why the voting period for president-elect lasts a month: the time period is in the bylaws of the Virginia State Bar Council, apparently a vestige of a time when electronic voting did not exist

First Annual Report VSB (1939) - selecte
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and mail was very slow. The ballot period was not, however, in the first bylaws of the VSB when it was created in 1938; see the original bylaws in the attached excerpt from the 1939 annual report, courtesy of the State Law Library. I hope to report next week on when the ballot period was created and why it was made so long.

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