SB964: Elections; extension of polling hours from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m.


Offered January 9, 2013
Prefiled January 8, 2013
A BILL to amend and reenact 24.2-603 of the Code of Virginia, relating to hours polls to be open.
Patron-- Ebbin

Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of Virginia:

1.  That 24.2-603 of the Code of Virginia is amended and reenacted as follows:

24.2-603. Hours polls to be open; closing the polls.

At all elections, the polls shall be open opened at each polling place at 6:00 a.m. on the day of the election and closed at 7:00 8:00 p.m. on the same day except as provided for central absentee voter precincts pursuant to subsection F of 24.2-712.

At 6:45 7:45 p.m. an officer of election shall announce that the polls will close in fifteen 15 minutes. The officers of election shall list the names of all qualified voters in line before the polling place at 7:00 8:00 p.m. and permit those voters and no others to vote after 7:00 8:00 p.m.