Absentee voting; deadline for requesting absentee ballot by means other than in person. (SB892)

Introduced By

Sen. Jennifer Wexton (D-Leesburg) with support from co-patron Del. Kaye Kory (D-Falls Church)

Progress

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

Description

Absentee voting; deadline for requesting absentee ballot by means other than in person. Requires an application for an absentee ballot that is submitted by means other than in person in the office of the general registrar to be done so by 5:00 p.m. on the eleventh day prior to the election. Current law requires such application be made no later than 5:00 p.m. on the seventh day prior to the election. The bill amends other related deadlines accordingly. Amends § 24.2-701, § 24.2-703, § 24.2-705, § 24.2-706, § 24.2-707, of the Code of Virginia. Read the Bill »

Outcome

Bill Has Failed

History

DateAction
12/20/2016Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/17 17102384D
12/20/2016Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
01/16/2017Impact statement from DPB (SB892)
01/17/2017Stricken at request of Patron in Privileges and Elections (10-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)

Comments

ACLU-VA Voting Rights, tracking this bill in Photosynthesis, notes:

The ACLU of Virginia opposes this bill because it narrows the opportunity for voters to apply for an absentee ballot and participate in an election.