General registrar; removes requirement that office be open on second Saturday before May election. (SB1100)

Introduced By

Sen. Ralph Smith (R-Roanoke)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Elections; in-person absentee voting. Removes the requirement that the general registrar's office be open for eight hours on the second Saturday before a May election and retains the requirement that the office be open on the Saturday before the May election. This imposes the same requirement on city general registrars as is currently imposed on town general registrars. Since this is a minimum requirement, the general registrar retains authority to provide additional office hours for in-person absentee voting on the second Saturday before the May election, but is not required to do so. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/09/2013Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/13
01/09/2013Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/13 13100464D
01/09/2013Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
01/22/2013Impact statement from DPB (SB1100)
01/22/2013Reported from Privileges and Elections (11-Y 3-N) (see vote tally)
01/24/2013Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/25/2013Read second time and engrossed
01/28/2013Read third time and passed Senate (23-Y 17-N) (see vote tally)
02/02/2013Placed on Calendar
02/02/2013Read first time
02/02/2013Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
02/04/2013Assigned P & E sub: Campaign Finance Subcommittee
02/06/2013Subcommittee recommends reporting (5-Y 1-N)
02/15/2013Reported from Privileges and Elections (15-Y 6-N) (see vote tally)
02/18/2013Read second time
02/19/2013Read third time
02/19/2013Passed House (72-Y 26-N)
02/19/2013VOTE: PASSAGE (72-Y 26-N) (see vote tally)
02/22/2013Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB1100ER)
02/22/2013Impact statement from DPB (SB1100ER)
02/22/2013Signed by Speaker
02/23/2013Signed by President
03/18/2013G Approved by Governor-Chapter 535 (effective 7/1/13)
03/18/2013G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0535)


This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 1 clip in all, totaling 40 seconds.