Elections; voter registration for certain overseas voters, absentee voting by certain overseas. (HB1858)

Introduced By

Del. Rich Anderson (R-Woodbridge)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Voter registration; certain overseas voters.  Changes the duration of a temporary voter registration for certain overseas voters from the end of the federal election cycle or 365 days to the end of the calendar year in which the voter submits the application. The change applies to those voters located overseas and voting absentee in an election due to active duty military service, membership in the merchant marines, employment, or temporary residence outside of the country, or the spouse or dependent residing with such a voter. The change also applies to those voters who reside overseas and were qualified to vote in Virginia prior to leaving the United States or would be qualified but for such overseas residence. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/11/2011Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/12/11 11100406D
01/11/2011Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
01/18/2011Assigned P & E sub: #2 Elections
01/24/2011Impact statement from DPB (HB1858)
01/25/2011Subcommittee recommends reporting (6-Y 0-N)
01/28/2011Reported from Privileges and Elections (21-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/31/2011Read first time
02/01/2011Read second time and engrossed
02/02/2011Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (98-Y 0-N)
02/02/2011VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (98-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/03/2011Constitutional reading dispensed
02/03/2011Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
02/07/2011Assigned to P&E sub: Campaigns and Elections
02/15/2011Reported from Privileges and Elections with substitute (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/15/2011Committee substitute printed 11105387D-S1
02/17/2011Constitutional reading dispensed (38-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/18/2011Read third time
02/18/2011Reading of substitute waived
02/18/2011Committee substitute agreed to 11105387D-S1
02/18/2011Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute HB1858S1
02/18/2011Passed Senate with substitute (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/21/2011Placed on Calendar
02/22/2011Senate substitute agreed to by House 11105387D-S1 (97-Y 0-N)
02/22/2011VOTE: ADOPTION (97-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/03/2011Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1858ER)
03/03/2011Signed by Speaker
03/04/2011Signed by President
03/08/2011Impact statement from DPB (HB1858ER)
03/24/2011G Approved by Governor-Chapter 458 (effective 7/1/11)
03/24/2011G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0458)


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 55 seconds.