Absentee voting; alternative procedures to expedite counting. (HB2287)

Introduced By

Del. Vivian Watts (D-Annandale) with support from 11 copatrons, whose average partisan position is:

Those copatrons are Del. Vince Callahan (R-McLean), Del. Chuck Caputo (D-Oak Hill), Del. Brian Moran (D-Alexandria), Del. Ken Plum (D-Reston), Del. Tom Rust (R-Herndon), Del. Jim Scott (D-Merrifield), Del. Mark Sickles (D-Alexandria), Sen. Ken Cuccinelli (R-Fairfax), Sen. Jeannemarie Devolites Davis (R-Vienna), Sen. Janet Howell (D-Reston), Sen. Dave Marsden (D-Burke)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Absentee voting; alternative procedures to expedite counting. Authorizes electoral board to give general registrar the option to expedite counting absentee ballots returned by mail. The board can authorize verifying completion of the required affirmation, marking pollbook, and recording vote by optical scan in presence of officers of election representing both parties. The measure requires registrars who discover missing affirmations more than two weeks before election day to attempt to notify voters to give them an opportunity to correct the deficiency. Read the Bill »


03/12/2007: signed by governor


01/09/2007Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/07 078805544
01/09/2007Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
01/18/2007Assigned P & E sub: #2 (Jones, S.C.)
01/22/2007Read first time
01/23/2007Read second time
01/23/2007Committee amendment agreed to
01/23/2007Passed by for the day
01/24/2007Passed by for the day
01/25/2007Read second time
01/25/2007Passed by for the day
01/26/2007Passed by for the day
01/29/2007Read second time
01/29/2007Amendment by Delegate Watts agreed to
01/29/2007Engrossed by House as amended HB2287E
01/29/2007Printed as engrossed 078805544-E
01/30/2007Read third time and passed House (94-Y 1-N)
01/30/2007Communicated to Senate
01/31/2007Constitutional reading dispensed
01/31/2007Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
02/15/2007Constitutional reading dispensed (35-Y 0-N)
02/15/2007VOTE: (35-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/16/2007Read third time
02/16/2007Passed Senate (38-Y 0-N)
02/16/2007VOTE: (38-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/16/2007Reconsideration of Senate passage agreed to by Senate (39-Y 0-N)
02/16/2007Passed Senate (39-Y 0-N)
02/16/2007VOTE: (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/23/2007Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB2287ER)
02/24/2007Signed by Speaker
02/26/2007Signed by President
03/12/2007G Approved by Governor-Chapter 281 (effective 7/1/07)
03/15/2007G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0281)