Voter registration; notification of denial. (HB272)

Introduced By

Sen. Jennifer Boysko (D-Herndon) with support from co-patron Del. Marcus Simon (D-Falls Church)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Voter registration; notification of denial. Requires notice of a denial of an application for voter registration to be provided by the general registrar to the applicant within five days of the denial. Such notice may be made by all available means, including by telephone and email. The bill provides that if the general registrar is able to reach the applicant by telephone, any missing information may be provided and corrections may be made by the applicant by telephone. The bill requires the registration application to request that the applicant provide his telephone number and email address. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/03/2018Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/18 18101407D
01/03/2018Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
01/22/2018Assigned P & E sub: Subcommittee #2
01/25/2018Subcommittee recommends laying on the table (4-Y 2-N)
02/13/2018Left in Privileges and Elections


Sue M writes:

If my application to register to vote were turned down, I'd expect someone to tell me, wouldn't you? This bill would require registrars to make such notification in timely fashion, and they could use phone or email as well as a letter. So 21st century! So commonsense!