Constitutional amendment; qualifications of voters and the right to vote (first reference). (SJ262)

Introduced By

Sen. Louise Lucas (D-Portsmouth) with support from co-patron Del. Kaye Kory (D-Falls Church)

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

01/09/2019: Incorporated into Another Bill

History

DateAction
11/29/2018Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/19 19101513D
11/29/2018Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
01/09/2019Incorporated by Privileges and Elections (SJ261-Locke) (14-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: HJ598.

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