Absentee voting; unused, lost, and defaced ballots. (SB536)

Introduced By

Sen. Steve Martin (R-Chesterfield)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Absentee voting; unused, lost, and defaced ballots.  Requires persons who appear at their polling place or the central absentee voter precinct on election day and who have returned an unused or spoiled absentee ballot to cast a provisional ballot, rather than an official ballot, at the polling place or precinct. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/12/2012Presented and ordered printed 12103124D
01/12/2012Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
01/19/2012Assigned to P&E sub: Campaigns and Elections
01/27/2012Impact statement from DPB (SB536)
02/07/2012Reported from Privileges and Elections (8-Y 7-N) (see vote tally)
02/09/2012Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/10/2012Read second time and engrossed
02/13/2012Read third time and passed Senate (20-Y 20-N) (see vote tally)
02/13/2012Chair votes yes
02/15/2012Placed on Calendar
02/15/2012Read first time
02/15/2012Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
02/16/2012Assigned P & E sub: Elections Subcommittee
02/21/2012Subcommittee recommends reporting (5-Y 2-N)
03/02/2012Reported from Privileges and Elections with amendments (21-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/05/2012Read second time
03/06/2012Read third time
03/06/2012Committee amendments agreed to
03/06/2012Engrossed by House as amended
03/06/2012Passed House with amendments BLOCK VOTE (99-Y 0-N)
03/06/2012VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (99-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/07/2012House amendments agreed to by Senate (31-Y 8-N) (see vote tally)
03/09/2012Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB536ER)
03/09/2012Impact statement from DPB (SB536)
03/09/2012Impact statement from DPB (SB536ER)
03/09/2012Signed by Speaker
03/10/2012Signed by President
04/05/2012G Approved by Governor-Chapter 645 (effective 7/1/12)
04/05/2012G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0645)


This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 3 clips in all, totaling 13 minutes.