Absentee ballots; confirmation of receipt. (SB1145)

Introduced By

Sen. Don McEachin (D-Richmond)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Absentee ballots; confirmation of receipt. Requires the Secretary of the State Board of Elections, in coordination with local election officials, to implement a free-access system by which a voter may determine whether his application for an absentee ballot has been received and accepted and whether his absentee ballot has been received and the current status of the absentee ballot.


Bill Has Passed


01/09/2013Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/13 13101979D
01/09/2013Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
01/21/2013Impact statement from DPB (SB1145)
01/29/2013Reported from Privileges and Elections (14-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/31/2013Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/01/2013Read second time and engrossed
02/04/2013Read third time and passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/06/2013Placed on Calendar
02/06/2013Read first time
02/06/2013Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
02/06/2013Assigned P & E sub: Elections Subcommittee
02/12/2013Subcommittee recommends reporting (7-Y 0-N)
02/15/2013Reported from Privileges and Elections (21-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
02/18/2013Read second time
02/19/2013Read third time
02/19/2013Passed House (99-Y 0-N)
02/19/2013VOTE: PASSAGE (99-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/22/2013Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB1145ER)
02/22/2013Impact statement from DPB (SB1145ER)
02/22/2013Signed by Speaker
02/23/2013Signed by President
03/18/2013G Approved by Governor-Chapter 537 (effective 7/1/13)
03/18/2013G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0537)


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 50 seconds.


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

The ACLU supports legislation that promotes the efficiency and effectiveness of the right to vote and have that ballot counted.