Federal write-in absentee ballots; witness requirement. (SB948)

Introduced By

Sen. Janet Howell (D-Reston)


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


01/07/2009Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/14/09 094421248
01/07/2009Referred 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: SB826, HB1712 and SB993.