Absentee voting; electoral board may delay opening voter precinct. (HB724)

Introduced By

Del. Ed Scott (R-Culpeper) with support from co-patron Sen. Edd Houck (D-Spotsylvania)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Elections; polling hours; and central absentee voter precincts. Permits the local electoral board, with the agreement of the general registrar, to delay the opening of the central absentee voter precinct from 6:00 a.m. for up to six hours or until noon, so long as the general registrar's office is available for the receipt of returned absentee ballots during that time. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/08/2008Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/08 088736716
01/08/2008Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
01/15/2008Assigned P & E sub: Elections
01/18/2008Reported from Privileges and Elections (21-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/21/2008Read first time
01/22/2008Read second time and engrossed
01/23/2008Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (97-Y 0-N)
01/23/2008VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (97-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/24/2008Communicated to Senate
01/24/2008Constitutional reading dispensed
01/24/2008Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
02/01/2008Impact statement from DPB (HB724)
02/19/2008Reported from Privileges and Elections with amendment (15-Y 0-N)
02/21/2008Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N)
02/22/2008Read third time
02/22/2008Reading of amendment waived
02/22/2008Committee amendment agreed to
02/22/2008Engrossed by Senate as amended
02/22/2008Passed Senate with amendment (40-Y 0-N)
02/25/2008Placed on Calendar
02/26/2008Senate amendment agreed to by House (94-Y 0-N)
02/26/2008VOTE: --- ADOPTION (94-Y 0-N)
02/28/2008Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB724ER)
02/28/2008Impact statement from DPB (HB724ER)
02/28/2008Signed by Speaker
03/02/2008Signed by President
03/05/2008G Approved by Governor-Chapter 423 (effective 7/1/08)
03/14/2008G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0423)