Absentee voting by electronic means; overseas military voters. (HB237)

Introduced By

Del. Scott Lingamfelter (R-Woodbridge) with support from co-patron Del. Nick Freitas (R-Culpeper)

Progress

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

Description

Absentee voting by electronic means; overseas military voters. Provides that a person qualified to vote by absentee ballot because of his status as a member of a uniformed service on active duty may choose to receive and return his absentee ballot by electronic means. The bill requires the State Board of Elections to develop standards for the secure transmission and return, storage, and processing of these ballots, including methods for authentication and the encryption of ballots. The bill has a delayed effective date of January 1, 2017. Read the Bill »

Outcome

Bill Has Failed

History

DateAction
12/29/2015Committee
12/29/2015Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/16 16100759D
12/29/2015Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
01/14/2016Assigned to sub: Subcommittee Elections
01/14/2016Assigned P & E sub: Subcommittee Elections
01/14/2016Assigned P & E sub:
02/02/2016Impact statement from DPB (HB237)
02/09/2016Subcommittee recommends laying on the table
02/16/2016Left in Privileges and Elections