Absentee voting; persons age 65 or older. (SB4)

Introduced By

Sen. Adam Ebbin (D-Alexandria) with support from co-patron Del. Kaye Kory (D-Falls Church)

Progress

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

Description

Absentee voting; persons age 65 or older. Entitles a person who will be age 65 or older on the day of an election to vote by absentee ballot in that election. Amends § 24.2-700, § 24.2-701, of the Code of Virginia. Read the Bill »

Status

11/20/2017: Awaiting a Vote in the Privileges and Elections Committee

History

DateAction
11/20/2017Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/18 18100495D
11/20/2017Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
01/24/2018Impact statement from DPB (SB4)
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: SB164, SB277 and SB453.

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.