Absentee ballot procedures and count; requires prompt counting immediately after close of polls. (HB2107)

Introduced By

Sen. Lionell Spruill (D-Chesapeake) with support from 7 copatrons, whose average partisan position is:

Those copatrons are Del. Charniele Herring (D-Alexandria), Del. Daun Hester (D-Norfolk), Del. Johnny Joannou (D-Portsmouth), Del. David Toscano (D-Charlottesville), Sen. Kenneth Alexander (D-Norfolk), Sen. Roz Dance (D-Petersburg), Sen. Ralph Northam (D-Norfolk)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Elections; absentee ballot procedures and count. Requires the prompt counting of absentee ballots immediately after the close of the polls and advance steps by the general registrar to prepare for the prompt counting of absentee ballots. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/09/2013Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/13 13100884D
01/09/2013Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
01/14/2013Assigned P & E sub: Elections Subcommittee
01/21/2013Impact statement from DPB (HB2107)
01/22/2013Subcommittee recommends reporting (6-Y 0-N)
01/25/2013Reported from Privileges and Elections (20-Y 2-N) (see vote tally)
01/28/2013Read first time
01/29/2013Read second time and engrossed
01/30/2013Read third time and passed House (98-Y 1-N)
01/30/2013VOTE: PASSAGE (98-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
01/31/2013Constitutional reading dispensed
01/31/2013Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
02/12/2013Reported from Privileges and Elections (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/14/2013Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/15/2013Read third time
02/15/2013Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/21/2013Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB2107ER)
02/21/2013Impact statement from DPB (HB2107ER)
02/21/2013Signed by Speaker
02/21/2013Signed by President
03/18/2013G Approved by Governor-Chapter 501 (effective 7/1/13)
03/18/2013G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0501)


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.