Absentee ballot applications; registrar may compare voter's signature on ballot to registration. (SB472)

Introduced By

Sen. Tommy Norment (R-Williamsburg) with support from co-patrons Del. Mark Sickles (D-Alexandria), Del. Bob Tata (R-Virginia Beach), and Sen. Ken Stolle (R-Virginia Beach)


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. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/11/2006Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/06 063260780
01/11/2006Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
01/31/2006Fiscal impact statement from DPB (SB472)
01/31/2006Reported from Privileges and Elections with amendments (13-Y 0-N)
02/02/2006Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N)
02/02/2006VOTE: (40-Y 0-N)
02/03/2006Read second time
02/03/2006Reading of amendments waived
02/03/2006Committee amendments agreed to
02/03/2006Engrossed by Senate as amended SB472E
02/03/2006Printed as engrossed 063260780-E
02/06/2006Fiscal impact statement from DPB (SB472E)
02/06/2006Read third time and passed Senate (40-Y 0-N)
02/06/2006VOTE: (40-Y 0-N)
02/06/2006Communicated to House
02/13/2006Placed on Calendar
02/13/2006Read first time
02/13/2006Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
03/06/2006Left in Privileges and Elections

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: HB301.