Elections; same-day registration, in-person absentee and election day voting. (HB187)

Introduced By

Del. Marcus Simon (D-Falls Church) with support from co-patrons Del. Josh Cole (D-Fredericksburg), Del. Clinton Jenkins (D-Suffolk), and Del. Cia Price (D-Newport News)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Elections; same-day registration; in-person absentee and election day voting. Provides an exception to the closing of registration records for any person who (i) is qualified to register to vote, (ii) is unregistered or registered in a locality in which the person no longer resides but is otherwise entitled to vote by absentee ballot, (iii) desires to vote absentee in person at the time that they present themselves to be registered, and (iv) provides proof of residency. The bill also permits same-day registrants to vote absentee and provides an excuse for election day absentee voting for such voters. The bill requires all voters who register to vote under the provisions of this bill to fill out an absentee application, including the required oath, in order to vote. This bill was incorporated into HB 201. Read the Bill »


01/31/2020: Incorporated into Another Bill


12/26/2019Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/20 20104016D
12/26/2019Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
01/13/2020Assigned P & E sub: Elections
01/27/2020Impact statement from DPB (HB187)
01/28/2020Subcommittee recommends incorporating (HB201-Ayala)
01/31/2020Incorporated by Privileges and Elections (HB201-Ayala)


William Ballance writes:

How will we protect our elections from voter fraud? Do these changes help stop fraud or make voter fraud easier? Elections should be free and fair....free to all who are eligable...but also fair. Will these changes keep things fair?

Ronald N Quasebarth writes:

This makes voter fraud almost a done deal with the details getting lost in the confusion and all the cross checks being compromised.

Mike A writes:

This is a threat to electoral integrity. Please vote NO.

Bill p writes:

It's a "smokes fo votes" bill