Elections; voter integrity and identification provisions. (HB828)

Introduced By

Del. Bob Marshall (R-Manassas)

Progress

Introduced
Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law

Description

Elections; voter integrity and identification provisions.  Requires the following steps to emphasize integrity in the voting process: (i) posting notice of legally required voting qualifications and penalties for violations in at least two languages at all polling places; (ii) requiring proof of citizenship with registration applications; and (iii) requiring a copy of proof of identification be submitted for in-person and absentee voting. The bill provides that any person who is registered in Virginia as of January 1, 2013, is deemed to have provided satisfactory proof of citizenship and is not required to submit proof of citizenship; however, that privilege shall not be construed to affirm or deny whether such person is lawfully registered to vote in the Commonwealth. The act will take effect January 1, 2013. Read the Bill »

Outcome

Bill Has Failed

History

DateAction
01/11/2012Committee
01/11/2012Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/12 12103072D
01/11/2012Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
01/17/2012Assigned P & E sub: Elections Subcommittee
02/07/2012Subcommittee recommends laying on the table
02/14/2012Left in Privileges and Elections

Comments

VACOLAO, tracking this bill in Photosynthesis, notes:

VACOLAO opposes legislation like this that imposes unnecessary and burdensome additional regulatory or administrative requirements on Virginia residents, without any proven need for such burdens or corresponding proven positive benefit for the taxpayers or the community.