Registered voters and persons voting; reports of persons voting at elections. (SB521)

Introduced By

Sen. Mark Obenshain (R-Harrisonburg)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Reports of registered voters and persons voting at elections. Requires local electoral boards to direct general registrars to investigate the list of registered voters whenever the number of registered voters in a county or city exceeds the population of persons age 18 or older, based on the most recent population estimate of the Weldon Cooper Center for Public Service of the University of Virginia. The bill also requires the local electoral boards to direct the general registrars to investigate the list of persons voting at an election whenever the number of persons voting at any election in a county or city exceeds the number of persons registered to vote in that county or city. The Department of Elections is required to provide certain data to any general registrar conducting such an investigation for the registrar's use during the investigation. The bill requires local electoral boards to make reports of the findings to the State Board of Elections and requires such reports to be made public. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/09/2018Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/18 18103155D
01/09/2018Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
01/16/2018Impact statement from DPB (SB521)
01/16/2018Reported from Privileges and Elections (8-Y 6-N) (see vote tally)
01/18/2018Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/19/2018Read second time and engrossed
01/22/2018Passed by for the day
01/23/2018Read third time and passed Senate (22-Y 17-N) (see vote tally)
01/29/2018Placed on Calendar
01/29/2018Read first time
01/29/2018Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
02/08/2018Assigned P & E sub: Subcommittee #1
02/20/2018Subcommittee recommends reporting (4-Y 2-N)
02/23/2018Reported from Privileges and Elections (12-Y 9-N) (see vote tally)
02/27/2018Read second time
02/28/2018Passed by for the day
03/01/2018Read third time
03/01/2018Passed House (51-Y 49-N)
03/01/2018VOTE: PASSAGE (51-Y 49-N) (see vote tally)
03/05/2018Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB521ER)
03/05/2018Impact statement from DPB (SB521ER)
03/05/2018Signed by Speaker
03/08/2018Signed by President
03/14/2018Enrolled Bill Communicated to Governor on March 14, 2018
03/14/2018G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, April 9, 2018
04/09/2018G Vetoed by Governor
04/18/2018Senate sustained Governor's veto (20-Y 19-N)
04/18/2018Requires 27 affirmative votes to override veto