Absentee voting; no excuse required when voting in person. (HB835)

Introduced By

Del. Lamont Bagby (D-Richmond)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Absentee voting; no excuse required when voting in person. Provides that any registered voter may vote by absentee ballot in person in any election in which he is qualified to vote without providing a reason for being unable to vote in person on election day. The bill retains the statutory list of reasons allowing a voter to cast an absentee ballot by mail. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/09/2018Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/18 18102486D
01/09/2018Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
01/22/2018Assigned P & E sub: Subcommittee #1
01/29/2018Impact statement from DHCD/CLG (HB835)
01/29/2018Impact statement from DPB (HB835)
01/30/2018Subcommittee recommends striking from docket (6-Y 0-N)
02/13/2018Left in Privileges and Elections

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: SB254.


Christine F DeRosa writes:

Any registered voter should be allowed to vote in person/absentee in any election. the voter should not need to select from a narrow list of "reasons" to vote in person/absentee. We should be encouraging people to vote -