Elections; clarifications related to absentee voting and identification required. (SB886)

Introduced By

Sen. Steve Martin (R-Chesterfield)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Elections; clarifications related to absentee voting and identification required for certain first-time voters.  Provides that certain voter registrations remain valid until the next November general election or federal general election, whichever is later, rather than for 365 days or a federal election cycle. The bill also requires absentee ballots to be available 45 days prior to the election or three business days after receipt of the completed application, whichever is later; and makes other technical changes. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/10/2011Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/12/11 11102405D
01/10/2011Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
01/14/2011Assigned to P&E sub: Campaigns and Elections
01/25/2011Impact statement from DPB (SB886)
01/25/2011Reported from Privileges and Elections with substitute (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/25/2011Committee substitute printed 11104469D-S1
01/25/2011Incorporates SB1252
01/27/2011Constitutional reading dispensed (38-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/27/2011Impact statement from DPB (SB886S1)
01/28/2011Passed by for the day
01/31/2011Read second time
01/31/2011Reading of substitute waived
01/31/2011Committee substitute agreed to 11104469D-S1
01/31/2011Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute SB886S1
02/01/2011Read third time and passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/07/2011Placed on Calendar
02/07/2011Read first time
02/07/2011Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
02/08/2011Assigned P & E sub: #2 Elections
02/15/2011Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment(s) (6-Y 0-N)
02/18/2011Reported from Privileges and Elections with substitute (20-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
02/18/2011Committee substitute printed 11105377D-H1
02/21/2011Read second time
02/22/2011Read third time
02/22/2011Committee substitute agreed to 11105377D-H1
02/22/2011Engrossed by House - committee substitute SB886H1
02/22/2011Passed House with substitute (97-Y 0-N)
02/22/2011VOTE: PASSAGE (97-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/23/2011House substitute rejected by Senate (3-Y 37-N) (see vote tally)
02/24/2011House insisted on substitute
02/24/2011House requested conference committee
02/24/2011Senate acceded to request (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/24/2011Conferees appointed by House
02/24/2011Delegates: Cosgrove, Anderson, Alexander
02/24/2011Conferees appointed by Senate
02/24/2011Senators: Martin, Puckett, Barker
02/25/2011Conference substitute printed 11105619D-S2
02/25/2011Conference report agreed to by Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/25/2011Conference report agreed to by House (99-Y 0-N)
02/25/2011VOTE: ADOPTION (99-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/03/2011Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB886ER)
03/03/2011Signed by Speaker
03/06/2011Signed by President
03/08/2011Impact statement from DPB (SB886ER)
03/24/2011G Approved by Governor-Chapter 427 (effective 7/1/11)
03/24/2011G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0427)


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 2 minutes.