Absentee voting eligibility and procedures; voter identification requirements. (SB134)

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 »


01/26/2010: Failed to Pass in Committee


01/11/2010Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/10 10100623D
01/11/2010Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
01/18/2010Impact statement from DPB (SB134)
01/26/2010Passed by indefinitely in Privileges and Elections (6-Y 5-N) (see vote tally)