Elections; extension of polling hours. (SB207)

Introduced By

Sen. George Barker (D-Alexandria)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Elections; emergencies; extension of polling hours.  Provides for a court-ordered extension of polling hours in emergency situations and situations that interfere with the ability of voters to travel to the polls. The bill provides that no extension shall exceed three hours, provides for notice by any petitioner for an extension to the other potential petitioners, and includes other restrictions on the court's discretion and the premature release of election results. The potential petitioners are the Secretary of the State Board of Elections and the state chairs of the political parties.  The court will be a three-judge panel of the Virginia Supreme Court appointed by the Chief Justice.  Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/10/2012Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/12 12101597D
01/10/2012Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
01/24/2012Reported from Privileges and Elections (8-Y 7-N) (see vote tally)
01/26/2012Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/27/2012Impact statement from DPB (SB207)
01/27/2012Read second time and engrossed
01/30/2012Passed by for the day
01/31/2012Engrossment reconsidered by Senate (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/31/2012Reading of amendments waived
01/31/2012Amendments by Senator Barker agreed to
01/31/2012Engrossed by Senate as amended SB207E
01/31/2012Constitutional reading dispensed (36-Y 4-N) (see vote tally)
01/31/2012Passed by for the day
01/31/2012Printed as engrossed 12101597D-E
02/01/2012Impact statement from DPB (SB207E)
02/01/2012Engrossment reconsidered by Senate (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/01/2012Reading of amendment waived
02/01/2012Amendment by Senator Barker agreed to
02/01/2012Reengrossed by Senate as amended SB207E2
02/01/2012Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/01/2012Passed Senate (20-Y 19-N) (see vote tally)
02/01/2012Reconsideration of passage agreed to by Senate (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/01/2012Passed Senate (21-Y 18-N) (see vote tally)
02/01/2012Printed as reengrossed 12101597D-E2
02/02/2012Impact statement from DPB (SB207E2)
02/13/2012Placed on Calendar
02/13/2012Read first time
02/13/2012Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
02/13/2012Assigned P & E sub: Elections Subcommittee
02/21/2012Subcommittee recommends continuing to 2013
02/24/2012Continued to 2013 in Privileges and Elections
11/29/2012Left in Privileges and Elections


This bill mentions Richmond.