Absentee voting; qualified voters to provide a reason for not being able to vote on election day. (SB83)

Introduced By

Sen. Janet Howell (D-Reston) with support from co-patron Del. Kaye Kory (D-Falls Church)

Progress

Introduced
Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law

Description

Elections; absentee voting.  Provides that qualified voters may vote absentee in person without providing an excuse or reason for not being able to vote in person on election day. The bill retains the present statutory list of specific reasons entitling a voter to cast an absentee ballot for those persons who vote absentee by mail. Amends § 24.2-700, § 24.2-701, of the Code of Virginia. Read the Bill »

Outcome

Bill Has Failed

History

DateAction
01/05/2010Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/10 10100369D
01/05/2010Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
01/14/2010Impact statement from DPB (SB83)
01/19/2010Reported from Privileges and Elections (13-Y 2-N) (see vote tally)
01/19/2010Reported from Privileges and Elections (12-Y 3-N) (see vote tally)
01/21/2010Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/22/2010Read second time and engrossed
01/25/2010Read third time and passed Senate (29-Y 10-N) (see vote tally)
02/17/2010Placed on Calendar
02/17/2010Read first time
02/17/2010Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
02/19/2010Assigned P & E sub: #2 Elections
03/02/2010Subcommittee recommends laying on the table
03/14/2010Left in Privileges and Elections