Absentee voting; no excuse required when voting in person. (SB254)

Introduced By

Sen. Roz Dance (D-Petersburg) with support from co-patron Sen. Amanda Chase (R-Midlothian)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Absentee voting; no excuse required when voting in person. Provides that any registered voter may vote by absentee ballot in person in any election in which he is qualified to vote without providing a reason for being unable to vote in person on election day. The bill retains the statutory list of reasons allowing a voter to cast an absentee ballot by mail. Amends § 24.2-700, § 24.2-701, of the Code of Virginia. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/05/2018Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/18 18102273D
01/05/2018Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
01/29/2018Impact statement from DHCD/CLG (SB254)
01/30/2018Impact statement from DPB (SB254)
01/30/2018Continued to 2019 in Privileges and Elections (13-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
11/30/2018Left in Privileges and Elections

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