Voter registration lists; duties of State Board of Elections and general registrars, etc. (SB191)

Introduced By

Sen. John Edwards (D-Roanoke) with support from co-patrons Sen. Don McEachin (D-Richmond), and Sen. Jennifer Wexton (D-Leesburg)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Voter registration; duties of the State Board of Elections. Modifies the provision calling for the State Board to cross-check voter registration lists with other states by (i) limiting the cross-checking to lists of active (rather than active and inactive) voters, (ii) requiring corroboration that the voter is no longer a resident and a mailed notice before the general registrar cancels his registration based on lists developed by such cross-checking, (iii) requiring the State Board to send lists of such voters to the general registrars only between January 1 and March 1, and (iv) giving the general registrar 90 days following his receipt of the list from the State Board to process the list Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/02/2014Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/14 14100644D
01/02/2014Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
01/10/2014Assigned to P&E sub: Campaigns and Elections
01/20/2014Impact statement from DPB (SB191)
01/23/2014Impact statement from DPB (SB191)
02/04/2014Reported from Privileges and Elections with substitute (14-Y 1-N)
02/04/2014Committee substitute printed 14104337D-S1
02/04/2014Rereferred to Finance
02/05/2014Incorporates SB247
02/06/2014Impact statement from DPB (SB191S1)
02/06/2014Reported from Finance with amendment (16-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/07/2014Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N)
02/10/2014Read second time
02/10/2014Reading of substitute waived
02/10/2014Committee substitute agreed to 14104337D-S1
02/10/2014Reading of amendment waived
02/10/2014Committee amendment agreed to
02/10/2014Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute with amendment SB191ES1
02/10/2014Printed as engrossed 14104337D-ES1
02/11/2014Read third time and passed Senate (32-Y 8-N)
02/13/2014Placed on Calendar
02/13/2014Read first time
02/13/2014Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
02/17/2014Assigned P & E sub: Elections
02/19/2014Impact statement from DPB (SB191ES1)
02/27/2014Subcommittee recommends continuing to 2015
02/28/2014Continued to 2015 in Privileges and Elections


This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 2 clips in all, totaling 4 minutes.


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

The ACLU of Virginia supports legislation that helps to ensure that qualified voters are not automatically purged from the voter rolls and disenfranchised. The legislation requires that election officials provide affected voters with notice before removing their name from the poll book.