Elections and voter registration; early voting, same day voter registration. (HB2716)

Introduced By

Del. Lamont Bagby (D-Richmond)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Elections and voter registration; early voting; same day voter registration. Provides for early voting beginning the twenty-first 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, during which any registered voter may vote without providing a reason or making a prior application for an absentee ballot. During the early voting period, any person who is qualified to register to vote shall be permitted to register to vote and cast a ballot in person in the office of the general registrar or at another location in the county or city approved by the electoral board. The bill also permits such persons to do so on the day of the election. 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 »


Bill Has Failed


01/15/2019Presented and ordered printed 19104144D
01/15/2019Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
01/21/2019Assigned P & E sub: Subcommittee #1
01/22/2019Impact statement from DPB (HB2716)
01/22/2019Subcommittee recommends striking from docket (6-Y 0-N)
02/05/2019Left in Privileges and Elections