Voter registration; residence requirements for certain full-time students. (HB1978)

Introduced By

Sen. Jennifer McClellan (D-Richmond) with support from co-patrons Del. Mamye BaCote (D-Newport News), Del. Bob Brink (D-Arlington), Del. Jim Shuler (D-Blacksburg), Del. David Toscano (D-Charlottesville), and Del. Jeion Ward (D-Hampton)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Registration residence requirements; domicile; presumption. Provides that a person who has established a physical presence and a place of abode in Virginia shall be presumed to have established a domicile at that place of abode. The bill also provides there shall be no presumption regarding whether a person is a resident of Virginia based on the person's actual or perceived status as a student or his occupancy in housing commonly occupied by students and that no factor shall be considered to conclude that a student is not domiciled in Virginia if that factor results from his status as a student. The bill requires the State Board of Elections to promulgate instructions to ensure the uniform application of these presumptions. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/13/2009Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/14/09 090301624
01/13/2009Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
01/15/2009Assigned P & E sub: Elections
01/19/2009Impact statement from DPB (HB1978)
01/27/2009Subcommittee recommends incorporating into HB1878 by voice vote
01/30/2009Incorporated by Privileges and Elections (HB1878-Cosgrove)