Absentee voting; processing of rejected absentee ballots. (SB961)

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; processing of rejected absentee ballots. Provides that when an absentee ballot is rejected, at least two officers of election, one representing each political party, are required to write and sign a statement for the cause of the ballot's rejection. Currently, the law requires that a majority of the officers write and sign such statement. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/02/2017Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/17 17103090D
01/02/2017Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
01/16/2017Impact statement from DPB (SB961)
01/17/2017Reported from Privileges and Elections (10-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/19/2017Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/20/2017Passed by for the day
01/23/2017Read second time and engrossed
01/24/2017Read third time and passed Senate (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/31/2017Placed on Calendar
01/31/2017Read first time
01/31/2017Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
01/31/2017Assigned P & E sub: Elections
02/07/2017Subcommittee recommends reporting (7-Y 0-N)
02/10/2017Reported from Privileges and Elections (19-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
02/13/2017Read second time
02/14/2017Passed by for the day
02/15/2017Read third time
02/15/2017Passed House (99-Y 0-N)
02/15/2017VOTE: PASSAGE (99-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/17/2017Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB961ER)
02/17/2017Impact statement from DPB (SB961ER)
02/17/2017Signed by Speaker
02/20/2017Signed by President
02/21/2017Enrolled Bill Communicated to Governor on 2/21/17
02/21/2017G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, March 27, 2017
03/03/2017G Approved by Governor-Chapter 276 (effective 7/1/17)
03/03/2017G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0276)