Absentee voting; eligibility of persons whose polling place prohibits firearms. (SB689)

Introduced By

Sen. Lynwood Lewis (D-Accomac)

Progress

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

Description

Absentee voting; eligibility of persons whose polling place prohibits firearms. Entitles any person who may otherwise lawfully carry a firearm to vote absentee if his polling place is located in a building or on property where such possession is prohibited by law or is prohibited by the owner of the private property. Amends § 24.2-700, § 24.2-701, of the Code of Virginia. Read the Bill »

Status

01/10/2018: Awaiting a Vote in the Privileges and Elections Committee

History

DateAction
01/10/2018Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/18 18103657D
01/10/2018Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
01/30/2018Impact statement from DPB (SB689)
01/30/2018Continued to 2019 in Privileges and Elections (13-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)

Comments

Old Redneck writes:

Stupid bill.

So -- on election day -- a person approaches a polling place carrying a weapon only to discover that weapons are not permitted on the premises -- a school, for example.

The person then needs to vote absentee.

HOWEVER:

1. Absentee voting closes at 5:00 PM on the Saturday before election day. Now what?
2. The only place this person could vote absentee is at the Courthouse, or, the Registrar's Office -- both of which prohibit the carrying of firearms. Now what?

Is Lynwood Lewis stupid, or, did the NRA pay him for this?

deerow writes:

agree with Old Redneck!