Absentee voting; no excuse required when voting in person. (SB254)

Introduced By

Sen. Roz Dance (D-Petersburg) with support from co-patron Sen. Amanda Chase (R-Midlothian)


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 »


01/30/2018: Failed to Pass in Committee


01/05/2018Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/18 18102273D
01/05/2018Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
01/29/2018Impact statement from DHCD/CLG (SB254)
01/30/2018Impact statement from DPB (SB254)
01/30/2018Continued to 2019 in Privileges and Elections (13-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: HB835.


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 -