Elections; voter identification requirements, absentee voting eligibility and procedures. (SB963)

Introduced By

Sen. Mark Obenshain (R-Harrisonburg)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Elections; voter identification requirements; absentee voting eligibility and procedures.  Revises the list of items that a voter may show to prove identification at the polls. The bill adds to the list several items now allowed to prove the identity of first-time voters for federal elections: a copy of a current utility bill, bank statement, government check, or paycheck that shows the name and address of the voter. The bill deletes the provision that allows a voter to sign a sworn statement that he is the named registered voter he claims to be in lieu of showing identification and provides instead for the voter to vote a provisional ballot if he cannot provide a required form of identification. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/12/2009Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/14/09 098387288
01/12/2009Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
02/03/2009Passed by indefinitely in Privileges and Elections (9-Y 6-N) (see vote tally)
02/06/2009Passed by indefinitely in Privileges and Elections (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)