Absentee voting; qualified voters may vote without a reason. (SB920)

Introduced By

Sen. Janet Howell (D-Reston) with support from 11 copatrons, whose average partisan position is:

Those copatrons are Del. Kris Amundson (D-Mount Vernon), Del. Vince Callahan (R-McLean), Del. Chuck Caputo (D-Oak Hill), Del. Bob Hull (D-Falls Church), 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), Del. Vivian Watts (D-Annandale), Sen. Toddy Puller (D-Mount Vernon)

Progress

Introduced
Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law

Description

Elections; absentee voting. Provides that qualified voters may vote absentee in person without providing an excuse or reason for not being able to vote in person on election day. The bill retains the present statutory list of specific reasons entitling a voter to cast an absentee ballot for those persons who vote absentee by mail. Amends § 24.2-700, § 24.2-701, of the Code of Virginia. Read the Bill »

Outcome

Bill Has Failed

History

DateAction
01/08/2007Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/07 078234744
01/08/2007Referred 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 (25-Y 15-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
02/08/2007Assigned P & E sub: #2 (Jones, S.C.)
02/20/2007Left in Privileges and Elections