Absentee voting; emergency voting. (HB2157)

Introduced By

Del. Mark Sickles (D-Alexandria) with support from 12 copatrons, whose average partisan position is:

Those copatrons are Del. Mike Futrell (D-Woodbridge), Del. Kaye Kory (D-Falls Church), Del. Joe Lindsey (D-Norfolk), Del. Delores McQuinn (D-Richmond), Del. Kathleen Murphy (D-McLean), Del. Ken Plum (D-Reston), Del. Joseph E. Preston (D-Petersburg), Del. Marcus Simon (D-Falls Church), Sen. Roz Dance (D-Petersburg), Sen. Adam Ebbin (D-Alexandria), Sen. Janet Howell (D-Reston), Sen. Dick Saslaw (D-Springfield)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Absentee voting; emergency voting. Provides the process by which a qualified voter is permitted to vote by an absentee ballot when an emergency either prevented him from applying for an absentee ballot by the deadline or will prevent him from voting in person on election day. The bill consolidates current sections regarding emergency absentee voting into one section. The bill also provides for the Commissioner of Elections to take administrative action to facilitate absentee voting by those persons providing emergency or other services in an area in which a state of emergency has been declared. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/14/2015Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/14/15 15102689D
01/14/2015Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
01/20/2015Assigned P & E sub: Elections
01/22/2015Impact statement from DPB (HB2157)
01/29/2015Subcommittee recommends reporting (4-Y 3-N)
01/30/2015Tabled in Privileges and Elections


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

The ACLU of Virginia supports this legislation.