Vote centers; Board of Elections to establish pilot program. (SB989)

Introduced By

Sen. John Miller (D-Newport News)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Vote centers; pilot program. Authorizes the State Board of Elections to provide for a pilot program in no more than 10 localities in which localities may establish vote centers for use in elections instead of having to operate a polling place for every precinct in the locality. A vote center will consist of a location where voters from two or more designated precincts may vote. The State Board shall submit a report on the program by July 1, 2014, to the House and Senate Privileges and Elections Committees. The provisions of the bill expire on July 1, 2014. Read the Bill »


01/22/2013: Failed to Pass in Committee


01/08/2013Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/13
01/08/2013Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/13 13101457D
01/08/2013Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
01/15/2013Assigned to P&E sub: Campaigns and Elections
01/22/2013Passed by indefinitely in Privileges and Elections (14-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)


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

The ACLU of Virginia is monitoring this legislation because we are concerned about the uniform application of elections.