Assisted living facilities; residents permitted to vote absentee. (HB1471)

Introduced By

Del. Vivian Watts (D-Annandale) with support from co-patron Del. Rob Krupicka (D-Alexandria)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Voting by assisted living facility residents. Provides that residents of assisted living facilites are permitted to vote absentee. The bill also provides that localities may establish absentee voter precincts at assisted living facilities that will be open prior to an election to allow in-person absentee voting by the residents. The bill further provides that upon the request of an administrator of an assisted living facility in which at least 50 registered voters reside, at least two officers of election will be sent to the facility on election day to assist persons 65 years old or older or physically disabled with voting. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


12/29/2012Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/13 13102624D
12/29/2012Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
01/11/2013Assigned P & E sub: Elections Subcommittee
01/14/2013Impact statement from DPB (HB1471)
01/22/2013Subcommittee recommends laying on the table
02/05/2013Left in Privileges and Elections


ACLU-VA Voting Rights, tracking this bill in Photosynthesis, notes:

The ACLU of Virginia supports expanding opportunities to vote by absentee ballot.

audrey moore writes:

Vivian is alsways doing things to help seniors.
Be sure to thank her. audrey