Polling hours; provides for a court-ordered extension thereof in emergency situations. (SB226)

Introduced By

Sen. George Barker (D-Alexandria)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Elections; emergencies; extension of polling hours.  Provides for a court-ordered extension of polling hours in emergency situations and situations that interfere with the ability of voters to travel to the polls. The bill provides that no extension shall exceed three hours and provides for notice by any petitioner for an extension to the other potential petitioners. The potential petitioners are the Secretary of the State Board of Elections and the state chairs of the political parties. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/12/2010Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/10 10101067D
01/12/2010Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
01/20/2010Impact statement from DPB (SB226)
02/02/2010Reported from Privileges and Elections (8-Y 7-N) (see vote tally)
02/04/2010Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/08/2010Read second time and engrossed
02/09/2010Read third time and passed Senate (21-Y 19-N) (see vote tally)
02/16/2010Placed on Calendar
02/16/2010Read first time
02/16/2010Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
02/17/2010Assigned P & E sub: #2 Elections
02/23/2010Subcommittee recommends laying on the table
03/14/2010Left in Privileges and Elections


This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 2 clips in all, totaling 8 minutes.