Elections administration; pre-election and post-election activities. (HB2062)

Introduced By

Del. Mark Sickles (D-Alexandria) with support from co-patrons Del. Mike Futrell (D-Woodbridge), Del. Kaye Kory (D-Falls Church), and Del. Delores McQuinn (D-Richmond)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Elections administration; pre-election and post-election activities. Makes technical amendments to certain pre-election and post-election activities, including voter registration, voting system requirements in polling places, and recounts, that reflect the administrative reorganization of the Department of Elections that took effect July 1, 2014. The bill also requires confirmation documents, instead of voter registration cards, to notify voters of changes in registration records and polling places and reassigns the duty of posting recount changes to the Department of Elections. The Department is also added to the list of entities that may advise a court during a recount. The bill also requires the governing body of a locality to provide for at least one ballot scanner machine for every 3,500 registered voters. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/14/2015Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/14/15 15101824D
01/14/2015Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
01/20/2015Assigned P & E sub: Elections
01/21/2015Impact statement from DPB (HB2062)
02/05/2015Subcommittee recommends reporting (5-Y 2-N)
02/06/2015Reported from Privileges and Elections with amendment (20-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
02/07/2015Read first time
02/09/2015Read second time
02/09/2015Committee amendment agreed to
02/09/2015Engrossed by House as amended HB2062E
02/09/2015Printed as engrossed 15101824D-E
02/10/2015Read third time and passed House (97-Y 3-N)
02/10/2015VOTE: PASSAGE (97-Y 3-N) (see vote tally)
02/10/2015Impact statement from DPB (HB2062E)
02/11/2015Constitutional reading dispensed
02/11/2015Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
02/17/2015Reported from Privileges and Elections with amendment (14-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/19/2015Passed by for the day (0-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/19/2015Constitutional reading dispensed (38-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/20/2015Read third time
02/20/2015Reading of amendment waived
02/20/2015Committee amendment agreed to
02/20/2015Engrossed by Senate as amended
02/20/2015Passed Senate with amendment (38-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/23/2015Placed on Calendar
02/24/2015Senate amendment agreed to by House (99-Y 1-N)
02/24/2015VOTE: ADOPTION (99-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
03/06/2015Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB2062ER)
03/06/2015Impact statement from DPB (HB2062ER)
03/06/2015Signed by Speaker
03/07/2015Signed by President
03/10/2015Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on 3/10/15
03/10/2015G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, Sunday, March 29, 2015
03/27/2015Governor's recommendation received by House
04/14/2015Placed on Calendar
04/15/2015House concurred in Governor's recommendation (99-Y 0-N)
04/15/2015VOTE: ADOPTION (99-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
04/15/2015Senate concurred in Governor's recommendation (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
04/15/2015G Governor's recommendation adopted
04/15/2015Reenrolled bill text (HB2062ER2)
04/15/2015Signed by Speaker as reenrolled
04/15/2015Signed by President as reenrolled
04/15/2015Enacted, Chapter 740 (effective 7/1/15)
04/15/2015G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0740)


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 2 minutes.


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

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