Absentee voting; electoral board shall make printed ballots available. (SB1155)

Introduced By

Sen. John Edwards (D-Roanoke)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Elections; deadlines for political parties to file candidate and elector names in presidential elections and for the printing of ballots. Repeals a special provision enacted in 2003 that provided additional time for printing presidential ballots if the political party's convention would be held after the 74th day before the election. The effect of the repeal is to retain the requirement that the parties furnish the names of their presidential candidates and electors by noon of the 74th day before the election. The bill also makes clear that the deadlines for having ballots ready for absentee voting is 45 days before the November general election and 30 days before any other general, special, or primary election. It also specifies that only in the case of a special election when the deadline cannot be met is there a provision for having the ballots ready "as soon after the deadline as possible." Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/13/2009Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/14/09 094487808
01/13/2009Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
02/03/2009Reported from Privileges and Elections with amendment (15-Y 0-N)
02/03/2009Reported from Privileges and Elections with amendments (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/05/2009Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/06/2009Read second time
02/06/2009Reading of amendments waived
02/06/2009Committee amendments agreed to
02/06/2009Engrossed by Senate as amended SB1155E
02/06/2009Printed as engrossed 094487808-E
02/09/2009Read third time and passed Senate (40-Y 0-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 reporting
02/20/2009Reported from Privileges and Elections (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/23/2009Read second time
02/24/2009Read third time
02/24/2009Passed House BLOCK VOTE (99-Y 0-N)
02/24/2009VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (99-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/28/2009Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB1155ER)
02/28/2009Signed by Speaker
03/04/2009Signed by President
03/27/2009G Approved by Governor-Chapter 522 (effective 7/1/09)
03/27/2009G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0522)

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: HB2450.