Elections; absentee voting by persons age 65 or older. (SB910)

Introduced By

Sen. Jennifer Wexton (D-Leesburg) with support from 9 copatrons, whose average partisan position is:

Those copatrons are Del. Marcus Simon (D-Falls Church), Sen. Roz Dance (D-Petersburg), Sen. Adam Ebbin (D-Alexandria), Sen. John Edwards (D-Roanoke), Sen. Barbara Favola (D-Arlington), Sen. Janet Howell (D-Reston), Sen. Mamie Locke (D-Hampton), Sen. Dave Marsden (D-Burke), Sen. Dick Saslaw (D-Springfield)

Progress

Introduced
Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law

Description

Elections; absentee voting by persons age 65 or older. Entitles persons age 65 or older on the day of an election for which an absentee ballot is requested to vote absentee. Amends § 24.2-700, § 24.2-701, of the Code of Virginia. Read the Bill »

Status

01/27/2015: Merged into SB719

History

DateAction
01/08/2015Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/14/15 15100480D
01/08/2015Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
01/20/2015Assigned to P&E sub: Elections
01/20/2015Impact statement from DPB (SB910)
01/27/2015Incorporated by Privileges and Elections (SB719-McWaters) (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: SB758, SB822, HB1922 and HB2252.

Comments

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

The ACLU of Virginia supports legislation that expands the opportunity to vote by absentee ballot without having to provide a reason or excuse to all voters by in-person and by mail methods. Voters should not have to provide a statutory permitted reason or excuse to justify voting by absentee ballot. Disclosure of voters' confidential or sensitive information on absentee ballot applications raises privacy concerns because the information is not required to be kept secure or confidential. No-excuse absentee voting should be available to all qualified voters through the mail and by in-person methods.