Absentee voting; persons 65 years of age or older added to list to vote by absentee ballot, etc. (HB37)

Introduced By

Del. Kaye Kory (D-Falls Church) with support from co-patron Del. Marcus Simon (D-Falls Church)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Elections; absentee voting by persons 65 years of age or older. Adds to the list of persons entitled to vote by absentee ballot those persons who are 65 years of age or older on or before the day of the election for which an absentee ballot is sought. The bill requires the application for absentee ballot from such persons to include proof of age in a form specified by the State Board of Elections. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


12/02/2013Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/14 14100327D
12/02/2013Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
01/10/2014Assigned P & E sub: Elections Subcommittee
01/14/2014Impact statement from DPB (HB37)
01/16/2014Subcommittee recommends laying on the table
01/23/2014Impact statement from DPB (HB37)
02/12/2014Left in Privileges and Elections


robert legge writes:

Make voting easier for everyone.

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

The ACLU of Virginia supports legislation that expands the opportunity to vote by absentee ballot, however requiring voters to disclose sensitive or confidential information on an absentee ballot application imposes significant concerns about the privacy rights of voters. No-excuse absentee voting should be available to all qualified voters through the mail and by in-person methods.