Absentee ballots; date requirement. (HB669)

Introduced By

Del. Charniele Herring (D-Alexandria)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Elections; absentee ballots; date requirement. Provides that a voter's failure to provide the date, or any part of the date, on which he signed the statement on the back of the return envelope shall not render that ballot void or provide officers of election with a basis for rejection. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/07/2014Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/14 14102601D
01/07/2014Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
01/10/2014Assigned P & E sub: Elections Subcommittee
01/23/2014Impact statement from DPB (HB669)
01/30/2014Subcommittee recommends reporting (7-Y 0-N)
01/31/2014Reported from Privileges and Elections (20-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
02/03/2014Read first time
02/04/2014Passed by for the day
02/05/2014Read second time and engrossed
02/06/2014Passed by for the day
02/07/2014Read third time and passed House (56-Y 41-N)
02/07/2014VOTE: PASSAGE (56-Y 41-N) (see vote tally)
02/10/2014Constitutional reading dispensed
02/10/2014Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
02/25/2014Reported from Privileges and Elections (11-Y 2-N)
02/27/2014Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N)
02/28/2014Read third time
02/28/2014Passed Senate (29-Y 11-N)
03/05/2014Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB669ER)
03/05/2014Impact statement from DPB (HB669ER)
03/05/2014Signed by Speaker
03/08/2014Signed by President
04/04/2014G Approved by Governor-Chapter 574 (effective 7/1/14)
04/04/2014G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0574)


This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 1 clip in all, totaling 50 seconds.


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

The ACLU of Virginia supports legislation that helps to ensure that every vote is counted and not disqualified for minor omissions.