Constitutional amendment; qualifications of voters and the right to vote. (SJ9)

Introduced By

Sen. Mamie Locke (D-Hampton)

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 requirements set out in the Constitution of Virginia. The amendment further provides that any person who meets those qualifications shall have the right to vote and 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 »

Outcome

Bill Has Failed

History

DateAction
12/19/2017Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/18 18102162D
12/19/2017Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
01/16/2018Continued to 2019 in Privileges and Elections (14-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
11/30/2018Left in Privileges and Elections

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