Absentee ballot applications; submission thereof to local registrars through official website. (HB301)

Introduced By

Del. Chris Jones (R-Suffolk)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Absentee ballot applications. Provides for the submission of applications for absentee ballots to local registrars through the official website of the State Board of Elections. The online application will contain all the information on the standard application, except for the signature requirement, plus a field for the applicant's e-mail address. The State Board website will e-mail the application automatically to the appropriate local registrar and generate an e-mail confirmation of receipt of the application to the applicant. The bill provides that the registrar may compare the voter's signature on the ballot with his signature on his registration application. If the signatures do not appear the same, the ballot will be treated as a provisional ballot and held for further confirmation. Amends § 24.2-701, § 24.2-706, of the Code of Virginia. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/04/2006Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/06 066601366
01/04/2006Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
01/17/2006Fiscal impact statement from DPB (HB301)
02/15/2006Left in Privileges and Elections

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: SB472.