Polling places; clarifies exemption allowing a voter to enter wearing apparel with candidate's name. (HB220)

Introduced By

Del. Vivian Watts (D-Annandale) with support from co-patrons Del. Kaye Kory (D-Falls Church), Del. Ken Plum (D-Reston), Del. Jim Scott (D-Merrifield), Sen. Scott Surovell (D-Mount Vernon), and Sen. Patsy Ticer (D-Alexandria)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Polling places; campaigning activities.  Clarifies that the exemption allowing a voter to enter a polling place wearing a shirt, hat, or other apparel on which a candidate's name or a political slogan appears does not apply to candidates, representatives of candidates, or any other person who enters the polling place for a purpose other than voting. Local electoral boards are provided the flexibility in the designation of the 40-foot prohibited area if an entrance to the building is from an adjoining building, or if establishing the prohibited area outside the polling place would hinder or delay a qualified voter from entering or leaving the building. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/11/2010Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/10 10101334D
01/11/2010Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
01/13/2010Impact statement from DPB (HB220)
01/14/2010Assigned P & E sub: #1 Constitutional
02/10/2010Subcommittee recommends reporting (7-Y 0-N)
02/12/2010Reported from Privileges and Elections (21-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/14/2010Read first time
02/15/2010Read second time and engrossed
02/16/2010Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (99-Y 0-N)
02/16/2010VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (99-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/17/2010Constitutional reading dispensed
02/17/2010Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
02/23/2010Reported from Privileges and Elections (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/25/2010Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/26/2010Read third time
02/26/2010Passed Senate (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/08/2010Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB220ER)
03/08/2010Impact statement from DPB (HB220ER)
03/08/2010Signed by Speaker
03/08/2010Signed by President
04/13/2010G Approved by Governor-Chapter 707 (effective 7/1/10)
04/13/2010G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0707)