Elections; voter identification requirements, absentee voting eligibility and procedures. (SB808)

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 who registered by mail: 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 cast a provisional ballot if he cannot provide a required form of identification. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/05/2011Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/12/11 11101674D
01/05/2011Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
01/13/2011Impact statement from (SB808)
01/13/2011Impact statement from DPB (SB808)
01/14/2011Assigned to P&E sub: Campaigns and Elections
02/08/2011Left in Privileges and Elections