HB2000: Elections; voter registration, early registration for persons 16 years of age or older.

HOUSE BILL NO. 2000

Offered January 14, 2015
Prefiled January 14, 2015
A BILL to amend and reenact § 24.2-403 of the Code of Virginia, relating to voter registration of persons under 18 years of age.
Patron-- Torian

Committee Referral Pending

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of Virginia:

1. That § 24.2-403 of the Code of Virginia is amended and reenacted as follows:

§ 24.2-403. Persons under 18 years of age.

A. Any person who is otherwise qualified and is 16 years of age or older shall be permitted to register to vote. Except as provided in subsection B, such advance registration shall not qualify such person to vote in any election occurring prior to his eighteenth birthday.

B. Any person who is otherwise qualified and will be 18 years of age on or before the day of the next general election shall be permitted to register in advance and also vote in any intervening primary or special election. Notwithstanding any other provision of law to the contrary, any person who is otherwise qualified and will be 18 years of age on or before the day of the next November general presidential election shall be permitted to register in advance of and also vote in any intervening presidential primary and any other primary held on the same day as the presidential primary.