Voter registration; permitted up to and including election day. (HB449)

Introduced By

Del. Debra Rodman (D-Henrico)

Progress

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

Description

Voter registration; permitted up to and including election day. Repeals the deadline for registering to vote in advance of an election and allows eligible voters to register at any time, including the day of the election. A person who is eligible to vote, but is not registered, may register and be permitted to vote on election day by appearing in person at the polling place for the precinct of which he is a resident and (i) providing certain identifying information; (ii) signing a statement, subject to felony penalties, that he is a qualified voter of that precinct but for not being registered to vote; and (iii) providing proof of residency. Residency may be proven by presenting (a) his valid Virginia driver's license or other photo identification issued by the Commonwealth, one of its political subdivisions, or the United States that contains a valid address in the precinct or (b) any document that contains a valid address in the precinct together with one of the forms of identification accepted for purposes of voting. The bill requires the State Board to provide instructions for the prompt addition of the voter to the Virginia voter registration system on the day of the election. Amends § 15.2-3604, § 15.2-3831, § 24.2-1002.01, § 24.2-114, § 24.2-411, § 24.2-422, § 24.2-424, § 24.2-427, § 24.2-432, § 24.2-653, § 24.2-703, of the Code of Virginia. Read the Bill »

Outcome

Bill Has Failed

History

DateAction
01/06/2018Committee
01/06/2018Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/18 18102776D
01/06/2018Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
01/19/2018Impact statement from DHCD/CLG (HB449)
01/22/2018Assigned P & E sub: Subcommittee #1
01/29/2018Impact statement from DPB (HB449)
01/30/2018Subcommittee recommends laying on the table (4-Y 2-N)
02/13/2018Left in Privileges and Elections

Comments

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

The ACLU of Virginia supports legislation that makes it easier for all Virginians to register and vote.