Elections; qualified voters may vote absentee in person without providing an excuse or reason. (SB949)

Introduced By

Sen. Janet Howell (D-Reston)

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
01/10/2011Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/12/11 11101264D
01/10/2011Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
01/18/2011Reported from Privileges and Elections (9-Y 4-N) (see vote tally)
01/20/2011Constitutional reading dispensed (38-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/21/2011Read second time and engrossed
01/24/2011Read third time and passed Senate (24-Y 14-N) (see vote tally)
02/02/2011Impact statement from DPB (SB949)
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 laying on the table
02/22/2011Left in Privileges and Elections