Voters; when name is erroneously omitted from pollbook. (SB945)

Introduced By

Sen. Janet Howell (D-Reston)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Elections; voter whose name is erroneously omitted from the pollbook.  Eliminates the requirement that the voter provide his social security number in addition to his full name, birth date, and address on his sworn statement that he is a qualified and registered voter of the precinct. In these situations, the general registrar has informed the officers of election that the voter's name was omitted from the pollbook in error. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/10/2011Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/12/11 11103193D
01/10/2011Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
01/18/2011Reported from Privileges and Elections with amendment (14-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/20/2011Constitutional reading dispensed (38-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/21/2011Read second time
01/21/2011Reading of amendment waived
01/21/2011Committee amendment agreed to
01/21/2011Engrossed by Senate as amended SB945E
01/21/2011Printed as engrossed 11103193D-E
01/24/2011Read third time and passed Senate (38-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/25/2011Impact statement from DPB (SB945E)
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 (6-Y 0-N)
02/18/2011Reported from Privileges and Elections (21-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/21/2011Read second time
02/22/2011Read third time
02/22/2011Passed House BLOCK VOTE (97-Y 0-N)
02/22/2011VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (97-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/03/2011Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB945ER)
03/03/2011Signed by Speaker
03/06/2011Signed by President
03/08/2011Impact statement from DPB (SB945ER)
03/25/2011G Approved by Governor-Chapter 602 (effective 7/1/11)
03/25/2011G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0602)


This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 1 clip in all, totaling 1 minute.


Marc Greidinger writes:

This bill was fine when it was initially introduced in the Senate. However, the Senate amendment which allows the use of the last 4 digits of the SSN effectively makes public disclosure of the last 4 a condition of voting for provisioner ballot voters, and thus violates the clear command of the 4th Circuit in Greidinger v. Davis.

The bill is unconstitutional in its present state, and should be returned to the original form as introduced in the Senate by Senator Howell.