Absentee voting; persons age 65 or older on day of an election are entitled to vote absentee ballot. (HB802)

Introduced By

Del. Alfonso Lopez (D-Arlington) with support from co-patron Del. Ken Plum (D-Reston)

Progress

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

Description

Elections; absentee voting. Provides that persons age 65 or older on the day of an election for which an absentee ballot is requested are entitled to vote absentee. Read the Bill »

Outcome

Bill Has Failed

History

DateAction
01/07/2014Committee
01/07/2014Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/14 14101515D
01/07/2014Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
01/10/2014Assigned P & E sub: Elections Subcommittee
01/16/2014Subcommittee recommends laying on the table
02/12/2014Left in Privileges and Elections

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: SB16, SB129 and SB182.

Comments

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.