Election day; extending polling hours from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. (HB1678)

Introduced By

Del. Joe Lindsey (D-Norfolk) with support from co-patrons Del. Hala Ayala (D-Woodbridge), and Del. Alfonso Lopez (D-Arlington)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Election day; extending polling hours. Extends from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. the time at which polls close on election day. The bill aligns candidate filing deadlines and party nomination deadlines with the closing of polls. The bill provides that these changes will not become effective unless reenacted by the 2021 Session of the General Assembly. The bill incorporates HB 1643. Read the Bill »


02/12/2020: In Committee


01/17/2020Presented and ordered printed 20102034D
01/17/2020Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
01/21/2020Assigned P & E sub: Elections
01/30/2020Impact statement from DPB (HB1678)
02/04/2020Subcommittee recommends reporting with substitute (4-Y 2-N)
02/07/2020Reported from Privileges and Elections with substitute (19-Y 3-N) (see vote tally)
02/07/2020Committee substitute printed 20107627D-H1
02/07/2020Incorporates HB1643 (Ayala)
02/09/2020Read first time
02/10/2020Read second time
02/10/2020Committee substitute agreed to 20107627D-H1
02/10/2020Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB1678H1
02/10/2020Impact statement from DPB (HB1678H1)
02/11/2020Read third time and passed House (65-Y 35-N)
02/11/2020VOTE: Passage (65-Y 35-N) (see vote tally)
02/12/2020Constitutional reading dispensed
02/12/2020Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections

Hearing Scheduled

This bill is scheduled to be heard in the Senate Privileges and Elections committee on 02/25/2020. It meets on Tuesday, 4:00 P.M. - Senate Room A.

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