Central absentee voter precincts; expedited counting of absentee ballots. (SB1467)

Introduced By

Sen. Dave Marsden (D-Burke) with support from co-patron Sen. Barbara Favola (D-Arlington)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Central absentee voter precincts; expedited counting of absentee ballots. Allows the officers of election at a central absentee voter precinct to begin counting those absentee ballots that are counted by hand at any time after 6:00 a.m. on the day of the election. The bill prohibits ballot count totals to be announced or transmitted outside of the central absentee voter precinct until after the closing of the polls. Currently, absentee ballots may be processed at the central absentee voter precinct prior to the closing of the polls, but shall not be counted until after the polls have closed. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/16/2017Presented and ordered printed 17103917D
01/16/2017Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
01/24/2017Impact statement from DPB (SB1467)
01/24/2017Reported from Privileges and Elections with substitute (14-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/24/2017Committee substitute printed 17104748D-S1
01/25/2017Impact statement from DPB (SB1467S1)
01/25/2017Incorporates SB1503 (Favola)
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 17104748D-S1
01/27/2017Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute SB1467S1
01/30/2017Read third time and passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/02/2017Placed on Calendar
02/02/2017Read first time
02/02/2017Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
02/02/2017Assigned P & E sub: Elections
02/07/2017Subcommittee recommends reporting with substitute (7-Y 0-N)
02/17/2017Reported from Privileges and Elections with substitute (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/17/2017Committee substitute printed 17105257D-H1
02/20/2017Impact statement from DPB (SB1467S1)
02/20/2017Impact statement from DPB (SB1467H1)
02/20/2017Read second time
02/21/2017Read third time
02/21/2017Committee substitute agreed to 17105257D-H1
02/21/2017Engrossed by House - committee substitute SB1467H1
02/21/2017Passed House with substitute BLOCK VOTE (98-Y 0-N)
02/21/2017VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (98-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/22/2017House substitute agreed to by Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/22/2017Title replaced 17105257D-H1
03/07/2017Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB1467ER)
03/07/2017Impact statement from DPB (SB1467ER)
03/07/2017Signed by Speaker
03/10/2017Signed by President
03/13/2017Enrolled Bill Communicated to Governor on 3/13/17
03/13/2017G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, March 27, 2017
03/24/2017G Approved by Governor-Chapter 711 (effective 7/1/17)
03/24/2017G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0711)

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: HB2421 and SB1503.