Elections; administrative matters and duties of electoral board and general registrar. (SB566)

Introduced By

Sen. Steve Martin (R-Chesterfield)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Elections, administrative matters, and duties of the electoral board and general registrar.  Provides for certain administrative efficiencies: permits general registrar to administer oath to voting equipment custodians; clarifies method to give notice of change in location of general registrar's office; modernizes procedures to give public notice of registration times and primaries; and permits absentee ballot envelopes to be opened before election day so long as the ballots are placed in a secure ballot container and no count is initiated. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/17/2012Presented and ordered printed
01/17/2012Presented and ordered printed 12103716D
01/17/2012Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
01/19/2012Assigned to P&E sub: Campaigns and Elections
01/26/2012Impact statement from DPB (SB566)
02/07/2012Reported from Privileges and Elections with amendments (14-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
02/09/2012Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/10/2012Read second time
02/10/2012Reading of amendments waived
02/10/2012Committee amendments agreed to
02/10/2012Engrossed by Senate as amended SB566E
02/10/2012Printed as engrossed 12103716D-E
02/13/2012Impact statement from DPB (SB566E)
02/13/2012Read third time and passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
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 (7-Y 0-N)
02/24/2012Reported from Privileges and Elections (21-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/27/2012Read second time
02/28/2012Read third time
02/28/2012Passed House BLOCK VOTE (97-Y 0-N)
02/28/2012VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (97-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/02/2012Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB566ER)
03/02/2012Signed by Speaker
03/05/2012Impact statement from DPB (SB566ER)
03/05/2012Signed by President
03/30/2012G Approved by Governor-Chapter 486 (effective 7/1/12)
03/30/2012G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0486)


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.

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: HB623.