Absentee voting; alternative procedures to expedite counting. (SB1334)

Introduced By

Sen. Roscoe Reynolds (D-Martinsville)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Absentee voting; alternative procedures to expedite counting preparations. Authorizes electoral board to give general registrar the option to expedite preparations for counting optical scan absentee ballots returned by mail. The board can authorize verifying completion of the required affirmation, marking pollbook, and inserting ballots in optical scan equipment in presence of officers of election representing both parties without initiating any vote counts. 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 »


03/09/2007: signed by governor


01/15/2007Presented and ordered printed 079260808
01/15/2007Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
01/25/2007Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N)
01/26/2007Read second time and engrossed
01/29/2007Read third time and passed Senate (40-Y 0-N)
01/29/2007Communicated to House
02/05/2007Placed on Calendar
02/05/2007Read first time
02/05/2007Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
02/09/2007Reported from Privileges and Elections with amendment (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/12/2007Read second time
02/13/2007Passed by for the day
02/14/2007Read third time
02/14/2007Committee amendment agreed to
02/14/2007Engrossed by House as amended
02/14/2007Passed House with amendment BLOCK VOTE (95-Y 0-N)
02/16/2007House amendment agreed to by Senate (39-Y 0-N)
02/16/2007VOTE: (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/22/2007Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB1334ER)
02/23/2007Signed by Speaker
02/24/2007Signed by President
03/09/2007G Approved by Governor-Chapter 171 (effective 7/1/07)
03/14/2007G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0171)