Federal write-in absentee ballots; witness requirement. (SB826)

Introduced By

Sen. Ken Cuccinelli (R-Fairfax) with support from co-patron Del. Scott Lingamfelter (R-Woodbridge)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Federal write-in absentee ballots; witness requirement. Removes the requirement that a federal write-in absentee ballot will only be considered valid for purposes of simultaneously satisfying both an absentee ballot application and a completed absentee ballot for federal offices if the envelope contains the signature of a witness and his printed name and address. The bill provides that the envelope need only contain the signature of the witness in order for the ballot to be considered valid. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


12/11/2008Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/14/09 095532216
12/11/2008Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
01/20/2009Incorporated by Privileges and Elections (SB993-Miller, J.C.) (14-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: HB1712, SB948 and SB993.