Election day page program; local electoral board may conduct program for high school students. (SB589)

Introduced By

Sen. Adam Ebbin (D-Alexandria)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Election day page program. Permits participants in the election day page program to assist in the counting of unmarked ballots at any time, at the direction and under the direct supervision of the chief officer of election. Currently, election pages are only permitted to assist in the counting of unmarked ballots prior to the opening of the polls. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/09/2018Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/18 18100351D
01/09/2018Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
01/23/2018Impact statement from DPB (SB589)
01/23/2018Reported from Privileges and Elections with amendments (12-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
01/25/2018Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/26/2018Read second time
01/26/2018Reading of amendments waived
01/26/2018Committee amendments agreed to
01/26/2018Engrossed by Senate as amended SB589E
01/26/2018Printed as engrossed 18100351D-E
01/29/2018Read third time and passed Senate (38-Y 2-N) (see vote tally)
01/31/2018Placed on Calendar
01/31/2018Read first time
01/31/2018Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
02/06/2018Impact statement from DPB (SB589E)
02/08/2018Assigned P & E sub: Subcommittee #1
02/20/2018Subcommittee recommends reporting (6-Y 0-N)
02/23/2018Reported from Privileges and Elections (21-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/27/2018Read second time
02/28/2018Read third time
02/28/2018Passed House BLOCK VOTE (98-Y 0-N)
02/28/2018VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (98-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/05/2018Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB589ER)
03/05/2018Impact statement from DPB (SB589ER)
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
03/30/2018G Approved by Governor-Chapter 700 (effective 7/1/18)
03/30/2018G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0700)


This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 1 clip in all, totaling 1 minute.