Constitutional amendment; qualifications of voters and the right to vote (first reference). (HJ598)

Introduced By

Del. Marcus Simon (D-Falls Church) with support from co-patron Del. Alfonso Lopez (D-Arlington)

Progress

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

Description

Constitutional amendment (first resolution); qualifications of voters and the right to vote. Establishes that the sole qualifications to vote in the Commonwealth are United States citizenship, being at least 18 years of age, residency in the Commonwealth, and registration to vote in accordance with the requirements set out in the Constitution of Virginia. The amendment further provides that any person who meets those qualifications has the right to vote and that such right cannot be abridged by law. The bill removes from current constitutional qualifications to vote not having been convicted of a felony and not having been adjudicated to be mentally incompetent. Read the Bill »

Status

01/12/2019: Awaiting a Vote in the Privileges and Elections Committee

History

DateAction
12/11/2018Committee
12/11/2018Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/19 19100814D
12/11/2018Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
01/12/2019Assigned P & E sub: Subcommittee #4

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: SJ262.

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