Absentee voting; late applications and in-person voting in certain circumstances. (SB6)

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; late applications and in-person voting in certain circumstances. Provides that a registered voter who becomes obligated after noon on the Friday immediately preceding an election to travel outside of his county or city for a business purpose, for a hospitalization, or for the death of a member of his immediate family is entitled to apply for an absentee ballot and to vote absentee in-person. Such a registered voter is required to apply in person not later than 2:00 p.m. on the Monday immediately preceding the election. Currently, the provisions for late applications and in-person absentee voting apply only to those registered voters who become obligated after noon on the Saturday immediately preceding the election. Amends § 24.2-705.1, 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 18100297D
11/20/2017Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
01/30/2018Impact statement from DPB (SB6)
01/30/2018Continued to 2019 in Privileges and Elections (13-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)

Comments

ACLU-VA Voting Rights, tracking this bill in Photosynthesis, notes:

The ACLU of Virginia does not have a position on this bill.