Absentee voting; prescribed oath for absentee voters. (SB8)

Introduced By

Sen. Adam Ebbin (D-Alexandria) with support from co-patron Del. Mark Levine (D-Alexandria)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Absentee voting; prescribed oath for absentee voters. Removes the requirement that an absentee voter completing the Statement of Voter include the address of his legal residence in Virginia. The bill requires instead that the voter affirm that he is a legal resident of the county or city in which he is offering to vote. Those voters who qualify to vote absentee under the Uniformed and Overseas Citizens Absentee Voting Act (52 U.S.C. § 20301 et seq.) continue to use the standard oath prescribed by the presidential designee under § 101(b)(7) of that act. Read the Bill »


01/30/2018: Failed to Pass in Committee


11/20/2017Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/18 18100292D
11/20/2017Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
01/30/2018Impact statement from DPB (SB8)
01/30/2018Continued to 2019 in Privileges and Elections (13-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)


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

The ACLU of Virginia supports this legislation which helps protect voter privacy.