Vote by mail; pilot program. (HB230)

Introduced By

Del. Debra Rodman (D-Henrico) with support from co-patron Del. Marcus Simon (D-Falls Church)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Vote by mail; pilot program. Provides that the Department of Elections shall develop a pilot program for conducting elections by mail. In a vote by mail election, a ballot is mailed to every registered voter and the ballots are returned by the voters by mailing the ballot to the office of the general registrar, by delivering the ballot in person to the office of the general registrar, or by depositing the ballot at a drop-off location. The bill requires participating localities to provide a report on the pilot program in its locality to the State Board by December 1 of each year in which it participates. The bill requires the State Board to submit a report to the Governor, the General Assembly, and the House and Senate Committees on Privileges and Elections on the pilot program, including a recommendation as to whether all elections in the Commonwealth should be conducted by mail. The bill has an expiration date of December 31, 2021. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


12/30/2017Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/18 18100904D
12/30/2017Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
01/22/2018Assigned P & E sub: Subcommittee #2
01/31/2018Impact statement from DPB (HB230)
02/01/2018Subcommittee recommends passing by indefinitely (4-Y 2-N)
02/13/2018Left in Privileges and Elections