Absentee voting; persons age 65 and older on day of an election are entitled to vote absentee. (HB1938)

Introduced By

Del. Alfonso Lopez (D-Arlington)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Elections; absentee voting. Provides that persons age 65 and older on the day of an election for which an absentee ballot is requested are entitled to vote absentee. Amends § 24.2-700, § 24.2-701, of the Code of Virginia. Read the Bill »


01/18/2013: Merged into HB1394


  • 01/09/2013 Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/13 13100755D
  • 01/09/2013 Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
  • 01/11/2013 Assigned P & E sub: Elections Subcommittee
  • 01/14/2013 Impact statement from DPB (HB1938)
  • 01/15/2013 Subcommittee recommends incorporating (HB1394-Marshall, D.W.)
  • 01/18/2013 Incorporated by Privileges and Elections (HB1394-Marshall, D.W.)


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

The ACLU of Virginia supports legislation that provides more opportunities for qualified voters to be able to vote by absentee ballot.