Voter registration; period of time that registration records must be closed before primary election. (HB1197)

Introduced By

Del. Mark Sickles (D-Alexandria)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Elections; voter registration; and electronic administration systems. Reduces the period of time that registration records must be closed before a general or primary election from 28 to 14 days beginning January 1, 2010. The bill also authorizes localities to acquire electronic administration systems such as electronic pollbooks that have been approved by the State Board of Elections for use in elections. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/09/2008Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/08 088402808
01/09/2008Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
01/15/2008Assigned P & E sub: Elections
01/18/2008Impact statement from DPB (HB1197)
01/25/2008Reported from Privileges and Elections with amendment (21-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/28/2008Read first time
01/29/2008Read second time
01/29/2008Committee amendment agreed to
01/29/2008Engrossed by House as amended HB1197E
01/29/2008Printed as engrossed 088402808-E
01/30/2008Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (99-Y 0-N)
01/30/2008VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (99-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/30/2008Communicated to Senate
01/31/2008Constitutional reading dispensed
01/31/2008Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
02/08/2008Impact statement from DPB (HB1197E)
02/19/2008Reported from Privileges and Elections with amendments (15-Y 0-N)
02/21/2008Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N)
02/22/2008Read third time
02/22/2008Reading of amendments waived
02/22/2008Committee amendments agreed to
02/22/2008Engrossed by Senate as amended
02/22/2008Passed Senate with amendments (40-Y 0-N)
02/25/2008Placed on Calendar
02/26/2008Senate amendments agreed to by House (96-Y 0-N)
02/26/2008VOTE: --- ADOPTION (96-Y 0-N)
02/28/2008Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1197ER)
02/28/2008Impact statement from DPB (HB1197ER)
02/28/2008Signed by Speaker
03/02/2008Signed by President
03/05/2008G Approved by Governor-Chapter 424 (effective 7/1/08)
03/14/2008G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0424)