Elections; creates exceptions to prohibited activities at polls. (SB867)

Introduced By

Sen. John Edwards (D-Roanoke) with support from co-patron Sen. Roscoe Reynolds (D-Martinsville)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Elections; prohibited activities at the polls. Creates an exception to the prohibition on campaign activities within 40 feet of the polling place or within the polling place for the wearing by voters of buttons, stickers, or items of apparel that contain a candidate's name or a political slogan. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


12/29/2008Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/14/09
12/29/2008Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/14/09 095523228
12/29/2008Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
02/03/2009Reported from Privileges and Elections (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/05/2009Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/06/2009Read second time and engrossed
02/09/2009Read third time and passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/12/2009Placed on Calendar
02/12/2009Read first time
02/12/2009Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
02/13/2009Assigned P & E sub: Elections
02/17/2009Subcommittee recommends laying on the table
02/28/2009Left in Privileges and Elections

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: HB1610.


Valerie Garner writes:

I support this bill. It caused undue hardship on electoral officials and voters.