Early voting; any registered voter allowed to vote early without providing reason, etc. (HB1794)

Introduced By

Del. Schuyler VanValkenburg (D-Henrico) with support from co-patrons Del. Mark Sickles (D-Alexandria), Del. Marcus Simon (D-Falls Church), and Sen. John Edwards (D-Roanoke)

Progress

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

Description

Elections; early voting. Allows any registered voter to vote early in any election in which he is qualified to vote without providing a reason or making prior application for an absentee ballot. The bill requires that early voting be available beginning the fifteenth day prior to any general election, the seventh day prior to any special election held on a date other than the date of a general election, and the seventh day prior to any primary election and ending at 5:00 p.m. on the Saturday immediately preceding the election. The bill further requires early voting to be available during regular business hours each weekday during the applicable period, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on each Saturday during the applicable period, and from 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. on each Sunday during the applicable period. The bill removes the current provisions for voting absentee in person but retains those provisions for voting an absentee ballot by mail, including the application requirement and the list of statutory reasons that allow a registered voter to vote absentee by mail. Read the Bill »

Outcome

Bill Has Failed

History

DateAction
12/27/2018Committee
12/27/2018Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/19 19101941D
12/27/2018Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
01/12/2019Assigned P & E sub: Subcommittee #1
01/17/2019Impact statement from DHCD/CLG (HB1794)
01/21/2019Impact statement from DPB (HB1794)
01/22/2019Subcommittee recommends laying on the table (6-Y 0-N)
02/05/2019Left in Privileges and Elections

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