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Found in WSLS-TV (Roanoke, VA) News Film Collection, 1951 to 1971 1968 July

Delegate James M. Thomson Discusses Changing Electoral Laws

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The WSLS-TV News Film Collection, 1951-1971, comprises anchor scripts and 16mm news film created by Roanoke, Va., television station WSLS. A grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities funded the preservation and digitization of this collection.

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Member of the Virginia House of Delegates and Chairman of the Election Laws Study Commission James M. Thomson suggests revisions to electoral laws. He says that obtaining the consent of a person before placing him or her on a ballot should be mandatory; he supports an increase in the number of petitioners necessary to place a person on a ballot. Thomson also defends a candidate's right to choose what party he or she represents on a ballot
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