Voter registration; notice and public access not required for certain voter registration events. (SB131)

Introduced By

Sen. John Edwards (D-Roanoke)

Progress

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

Description

Voter registration; notice and public access not required for certain voter registration events. Provides that voter registration conducted in a high school and voter registration events sponsored or conducted by an entity or organization which the general registrar or an assistant registrar attends as an invitee are not required to be open to the public. Currently, opportunities for voter registration are required to be provided at sites open to the public. The bill also provides that notice is not required for voter registration that is not open to the public. This bill was incorporated into SB 358. Read the Bill »

Status

01/23/2018: Incorporated into Another Bill

History

DateAction
12/19/2017Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/18 18102937D
12/19/2017Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
01/22/2018Impact statement from DPB (SB131)
01/23/2018Incorporated by Privileges and Elections (SB358-McClellan) (13-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)

Comments

Merry Jennings writes:

Registrars should be allowed to reach these students without putting up unnecessary barriers.

Sue M writes:

What a great idea to have voter registration events in VA high schools! Now that not every kid gets their driver's license as soon as they can, let's start recognizing voter registration and voting as the primary adolescent rite of passage.