Absentee voting; eligibility of any registered voter. (SB882)

Introduced By

Sen. Lionell Spruill (D-Chesapeake) with support from co-patron Del. Roslyn Tyler (D-Jarratt)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Absentee voting; eligibility of any registered voter. Allows any registered voter to vote by absentee ballot in any election in which he is qualified to vote. The bill removes the current list of statutory reasons for which a person may be entitled to vote by absentee ballot but retains the requirement to apply to vote absentee. The bill contains numerous technical amendments that consolidate existing provisions relating to absentee voting by uniformed and overseas voters and absentee voting by persons with a disability. Amends § 24.2-1004, § 24.2-452, § 24.2-612, § 24.2-700, § 24.2-701, § 24.2-706, § 24.2-709, of the Code of Virginia. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


12/20/2016Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/17 17100875D
12/20/2016Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
01/24/2017Impact statement from DPB (SB882)
01/24/2017Passed by indefinitely in Privileges and Elections (8-Y 6-N) (see vote tally)