Absentee voting; registered voter using absentee ballot. (HB1497)

Introduced By

Del. Rip Sullivan (D-Arlington)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Absentee voting; no-excuse. Allows for any registered voter to vote by absentee ballot in any election in which he is qualified to vote. This bill removes the current list of statutory reasons a person may be entitled to vote by absentee ballot and consolidates multiple sections relating to absentee voting by uniformed and overseas voters into one section and multiple sections related to absentee voting by persons with a disability into one section. It repeals several sections, including one section made obsolete by the expansion of federal write-in absentee ballots to all elections. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/05/2015Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/14/15 15101185D
01/05/2015Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
01/15/2015Assigned P & E sub: Elections
01/21/2015Impact statement from DPB (HB1497)
01/22/2015Impact statement from DPB (HB1497)
01/27/2015Subcommittee recommends laying on the table
02/10/2015Left in Privileges and Elections