Absentee voting; qualified voters may vote absentee in person without providing an excuse, etc. (SB810)

Introduced By

Sen. Janet Howell (D-Reston) with support from co-patrons Sen. Creigh Deeds (D-Bath), and Sen. Roscoe Reynolds (D-Martinsville)

Progress

Introduced
Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law

Description

Elections; absentee voting. Provides that qualified voters may vote absentee in person without providing an excuse or reason for not being able to vote in person on election day. The bill retains the present statutory list of specific reasons entitling a voter to cast an absentee ballot for those persons who vote absentee by mail. Amends § 24.2-700, § 24.2-701, of the Code of Virginia. Read the Bill »

Outcome

Bill Has Failed

History

DateAction
11/24/2008Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/14/09 097823248
11/24/2008Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
01/09/2009Impact statement from DPB (SB810)
01/13/2009Impact statement from DPB (SB810)
01/20/2009Reported from Privileges and Elections (10-Y 4-N) (see vote tally)
01/22/2009Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/23/2009Read second time and engrossed
01/26/2009Read third time and passed Senate (24-Y 16-N) (see vote tally)
02/05/2009Placed on Calendar
02/05/2009Read first time
02/05/2009Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
02/09/2009Assigned P & E sub: Elections
02/17/2009Subcommittee recommends passing by indefinitely
02/28/2009Left in Privileges and Elections