Absentee ballots; officers of election shall not reject ballot if middle name is not on envelope. (SB968)

Introduced By

Sen. Adam Ebbin (D-Alexandria)

Progress

Introduced
Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law

Description

Absentee ballots. Provides that officers of election shall not reject an absentee ballot on the basis that the voter failed to include a middle name or initial on the ballot envelope if such failure is not material to determining whether the individual is entitled to vote absentee. Amends § 24.2-711, of the Code of Virginia. Read the Bill »

Outcome

Bill Has Failed

History

DateAction
01/08/2013Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/13
01/08/2013Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/13 13101144D
01/08/2013Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
01/15/2013Assigned to P&E sub: Campaigns and Elections
01/18/2013Reported from Privileges and Elections (12-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/22/2013Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
01/23/2013Read second time and engrossed
01/24/2013Read third time and passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/01/2013Impact statement from DPB (SB968)
02/05/2013Placed on Calendar
02/05/2013Read first time
02/05/2013Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
02/05/2013Assigned P & E sub: Elections Subcommittee
02/12/2013Subcommittee recommends laying on the table
02/23/2013Left in Privileges and Elections

Comments

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

The ACLU of Virginia supports legislation that encourages that every ballot be counted and not rejected on the basis of non-material omissions.