Absentee voting; persons age 65 and older may vote absentee. (SB1010)

Introduced By

Sen. John Miller (D-Newport News)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Elections; absentee voting. Provides that qualified voters may vote absentee for any reason. The bill eliminates the present statutory list of specific reasons entitling a voter to cast an absentee ballot. Several special provisions concerning military and overseas absentee voters and disabled voters are consolidated in two new provisions. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/13/2009Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/14/09 096714275
01/13/2009Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
01/15/2009Impact statement from DPB (SB1010)
01/27/2009Reported from Privileges and Elections with substitute (11-Y 4-N) (see vote tally)
01/28/2009Committee substitute printed 095603275-S1
01/29/2009Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/29/2009Substitute bill reprinted 095603275-S1
01/30/2009Impact statement from DPB (SB1010)
01/30/2009Read second time
01/30/2009Reading of substitute waived
01/30/2009Committee substitute agreed to 095603275-S1
01/30/2009Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute SB1010S1
01/30/2009Impact statement from DPB (SB1010S1)
02/02/2009Read third time and passed Senate (30-Y 9-N) (see vote tally)
02/02/2009Reconsideration of passage agreed to by Senate (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/02/2009Passed Senate (31-Y 8-N) (see vote tally)
02/13/2009Placed on Calendar
02/13/2009Read first time
02/13/2009Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
02/16/2009Assigned P & E sub: Elections
02/17/2009Subcommittee recommends passing by indefinitely
02/28/2009Left in Privileges and Elections

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: HB1621.