Absentee voting; eligibility of certain caregivers. (HB92)

Introduced By

Del. Rip Sullivan (D-Arlington)

Progress

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

Description

Absentee voting; eligibility of certain caregivers. Entitles a person to vote absentee if he is unable to go in person to the polls on the day of the election because he is primarily and personally responsible for the care of an ill or disabled individual who is confined at home. Currently, such caregivers are entitled to vote absentee only if the ill or disabled individual who is confined at home is a family member of the caregiver. Read the Bill »

Outcome

Bill Has Failed

History

DateAction
12/11/2017Committee
12/11/2017Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/18 18101186D
12/11/2017Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
01/22/2018Assigned P & E sub: Subcommittee #1
01/29/2018Impact statement from DPB (HB92)
01/30/2018Subcommittee recommends passing by indefinitely (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 cannot support legislation that seeks to add new classes of privileged voters to our excused-based absentee voting system. The ACLU of Virginia supports legislation that will allow every voter to choose to vote absentee in person or by mail without having to offer an excuse.