Registered voters and persons voting; reports of persons voting at elections. (SB1105)

Introduced By

Sen. Mark Obenshain (R-Harrisonburg)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Reports of registered voters and persons voting at elections. Requires the local electoral boards to direct the general registrars to investigate the list of registered voters whenever the number of registered voters in a county or city exceeds the population of persons age 18 years or older, based on the most recent population estimate of the Weldon Cooper Center for Public Service of the University of Virginia, in order to determine the cause of the inflated number of registered voters, including identifying persons who may be improperly registered. The bill also requires the local electoral boards to direct the general registrars to investigate the list of persons voting at an election whenever the number of persons voting at any election in a county or city exceeds the number of persons registered to vote in that county or city, in order to determine the cause of the inflated turnout, including identifying persons who may not be eligible to vote. The local electoral boards are required to make reports of the findings to the State Board. These reports are public documents. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/07/2017Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/17 17102905D
01/07/2017Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
01/23/2017Impact statement from DPB (SB1105)
01/24/2017Reported from Privileges and Elections with substitute (8-Y 6-N) (see vote tally)
01/24/2017Committee substitute printed 17104536D-S1
01/26/2017Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/27/2017Read second time
01/27/2017Reading of substitute waived
01/27/2017Committee substitute agreed to 17104536D-S1
01/27/2017Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute SB1105S1
01/30/2017Read third time and passed Senate (22-Y 18-N) (see vote tally)
01/30/2017Reconsideration of passage agreed to by Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/30/2017Passed Senate (21-Y 19-N) (see vote tally)
02/02/2017Placed on Calendar
02/02/2017Read first time
02/02/2017Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
02/02/2017Impact statement from DPB (SB1105S1)
02/02/2017Assigned P & E sub: Campaigns
02/09/2017Subcommittee recommends reporting (5-Y 2-N)
02/10/2017Reported from Privileges and Elections (13-Y 7-N) (see vote tally)
02/13/2017Read second time
02/14/2017Read third time
02/14/2017Passed House (64-Y 34-N)
02/14/2017VOTE: PASSAGE (64-Y 34-N) (see vote tally)
02/16/2017Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB1105ER)
02/16/2017Impact statement from DPB (SB1105ER)
02/16/2017Signed by Speaker
02/17/2017Signed by President
02/17/2017Enrolled Bill Communicated to Governor on 2/17/17
02/17/2017G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, February 24, 2017
02/24/2017G Vetoed by Governor
04/05/2017Senate sustained Governor's veto (20-Y 20-N) (see vote tally)
04/05/2017Requires 27 affirmative votes to override veto
04/05/2017Reconsideration of Governor's veto agreed to (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
04/05/2017Senate sustained Governor's veto (21-Y 19-N) (see vote tally)


This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 1 clip in all, totaling 10 minutes.