Early voting; registered, qualified voter may vote in person from 10 to three days before election. (HB2119)

Introduced By

Sen. Lionell Spruill (D-Chesapeake) with support from co-patron Del. Luke Torian (D-Woodbridge)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Elections; early voting. Provides that any registered voter qualified to vote in the election may vote in person from 10 to three days before the election, or eight to three days before a special election, at the office of the general registrar or secretary of the electoral board and other approved locations. The provisions for absentee voting remain in effect except that the provisions for in-person absentee voting are superseded by the early voting process during the early voting period. The bill takes effect January 1, 2014. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/09/2013Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/13 13100882D
01/09/2013Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
01/14/2013Assigned P & E sub: Elections Subcommittee
01/21/2013Impact statement from DPB (HB2119)
01/22/2013Subcommittee recommends passing by indefinitely
02/05/2013Left in Privileges and Elections


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

The ACLU of Virginia supports legislation that expands access to the polls.