Absentee voting; no-excuse in-person available 21 days prior to election. (SB602)

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; no-excuse in-person available 21 days prior to election. Allows any registered voter to vote by absentee ballot in person beginning on the twenty-first day prior to any election in which he is qualified to vote without providing a reason or making prior application for an absentee ballot. The bill makes absentee voting in person available beginning on the forty-fifth day prior to the election and ending at 5:00 p.m. on the Saturday immediately preceding the election. The bill retains the current provisions for voting an absentee ballot by mail or in person prior to the twenty-first day before the election, including the application requirement and the list of statutory reasons for absentee voting. Amends § 24.2-452, § 24.2-612, § 24.2-700, § 24.2-701, § 24.2-703.1, § 24.2-703.2, § 24.2-706, § 24.2-707, § 24.2-709, of the Code of Virginia. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/09/2018Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/18 18101803D
01/09/2018Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
01/29/2018Impact statement from DHCD/CLG (SB602)
01/29/2018Impact statement from DPB (SB602)
01/30/2018Continued to 2019 in Privileges and Elections (13-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
11/30/2018Left in Privileges and Elections

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: SB136.

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