Constitutional amendment; qualifications of voters and the right to vote (first reference). (SJ261)

Introduced By

Sen. Mamie Locke (D-Hampton) with support from co-patron Del. Kaye Kory (D-Falls Church)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate


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 »


Bill Has Failed


11/28/2018Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/19 19101067D
11/28/2018Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
01/09/2019Incorporates SJ262
01/09/2019Passed by indefinitely in Privileges and Elections (8-Y 6-N) (see vote tally)
01/09/2019Committee substitute printed to LIS Only 19104457D-S1
01/09/2019Incorporates SJ262 (Locke)