Voter registration; notification of denial. (HB356)

Introduced By

Del. David Reid (D-Loudoun) 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 10 days of the denial. Such notice is required to 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. The bill contains technical amendments. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/04/2018Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/18 18100159D
01/04/2018Referred 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:

This is a commonsense bill that would make sure that a citizen who makes a mistake or omission on a voter registration application has a chance to correct it quickly, just as you'd expect to be notified if any other kind of application had a problem or were turned down. Notification by email and/or phone, in addition to a letter, just makes sense in the 21st century!