Absentee voting; applications shall be processed 5 days after person registers to vote, exceptions. (SB57)

Introduced By

Sen. Mark Obenshain (R-Harrisonburg)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Absentee voting.  Provides for an interval of at least five days after a person registers to vote before his absentee ballot application can be processed and includes an exception for military and overseas voters. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/05/2012Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/12 12102674D
01/05/2012Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
01/17/2012Assigned to P&E sub: Campaigns and Elections
01/24/2012Reported from Privileges and Elections (8-Y 7-N) (see vote tally)
01/26/2012Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/27/2012Passed by for the day
01/30/2012Passed by for the day
01/31/2012Read second time and engrossed
02/01/2012Passed by for the day
02/02/2012Read third time and passed Senate (20-Y 20-N) (see vote tally)
02/02/2012Chair votes yes
02/13/2012Placed on Calendar
02/13/2012Read first time
02/13/2012Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
02/13/2012Assigned P & E sub: Elections Subcommittee
02/15/2012Impact statement from DPB (SB57)
02/21/2012Subcommittee recommends reporting (5-Y 2-N)
02/21/2012Subcommittee recommends referring to Committee on Appropriations
03/02/2012Reported from Privileges and Elections with substitute (14-Y 8-N) (see vote tally)
03/02/2012Committee substitute printed 12105640D-H1
03/05/2012Impact statement from DPB (SB57H1)
03/05/2012Read second time
03/06/2012Passed by for the day
03/07/2012Passed by for the day
03/08/2012Read third time
03/08/2012Committee substitute rejected 12105640D-H1
03/08/2012Floor substitute printed 12105980D-H2 (Cole)
03/08/2012Substitute by Delegate Cole agreed to 12105980D-H2
03/08/2012Engrossed by House - floor substitute SB57H2
03/08/2012Passed House with substitute (67-Y 31-N)
03/08/2012VOTE: PASSAGE (67-Y 31-N) (see vote tally)
03/08/2012Passed by temporarily
03/08/2012House substitute agreed to by Senate (20-Y 20-N) (see vote tally)
03/08/2012Chair votes Yes
03/08/2012Title replaced 12105980D-H2
03/09/2012Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB57ER)
03/09/2012Signed by Speaker
03/10/2012Signed by President
03/19/2012Impact statement from DPB (SB57ER)
04/04/2012G Approved by Governor-Chapter 612 (effective 7/1/12)
04/04/2012G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0612)


This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 5 clips in all, totaling 23 minutes.