Uniform Military and Overseas Voters Act; applying for and casting military-overseas ballots. (SB490)

Introduced By

Sen. Bill DeSteph (R-Virginia Beach) with support from co-patrons Sen. Ryan McDougle (R-Mechanicsville), and Sen. Bryce Reeves (R-Spotsylvania)

Progress

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

Description

Uniform Military and Overseas Voters Act; applying for and casting military-overseas ballots. Provides that any active duty member of a uniformed service who has been called to duty for deployment to a combat zone shall be permitted to use his digital signature associated with his Common Access Card issued by the U.S. Department of Defense to sign his application for a military-overseas ballot, the statement of voter accompanying his cast military-overseas ballot, and any other related documents. The bill also requires the system through which a covered voter may apply for and receive voter registration materials, military-overseas ballots, and other information to be capable of accepting the submission of voted military-overseas ballots cast by active duty member of a uniformed service who has been called to duty for deployment to a combat zone. Amends § 24.2-455, of the Code of Virginia. Read the Bill »

Outcome

Bill Has Failed

History

DateAction
01/12/2016Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/16 16103934D
01/12/2016Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
02/02/2016Impact statement from DPB (SB490)
02/02/2016Failed to report (defeated) in Privileges and Elections (6-Y 6-N) (see vote tally)