Elections; same-day registration. (HB201)

Introduced By

Del. Hala Ayala (D-Woodbridge) with support from co-patrons Del. Patrick Hope (D-Arlington), Del. Shelly Simonds (D-Newport News), and Del. Rodney Willett (D-Henrico)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Elections; voter registration; extended time for persons to register in person. Provides any person who is qualified to vote is entitled to register to vote in person up to and including the day of the election at the office of the general registrar in the locality in which the person resides or at the polling place for the precinct in which the person resides. Under current law, registration records close for registration purposes, whether in person or by other means, 21 days prior to a primary or general election. The bill has a delayed effective date of October 1, 2022. The bill incorporates HB 187. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


12/27/2019Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/20 20103011D
12/27/2019Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
01/13/2020Assigned P & E sub: Elections
01/27/2020Impact statement from DPB (HB201)
01/28/2020Subcommittee recommends reporting with substitute (4-Y 2-N)
01/28/2020Subcommittee recommends referring to Committee on Appropriations
01/30/2020Impact statement from DHCD/CLG (HB201)
01/31/2020Committee substitute printed 20106843D-H1
01/31/2020Incorporates HB187 (Simon)
01/31/2020Assigned App. sub: Compensation & General Government
01/31/2020Reported from Privileges and Elections with substitute (13-Y 9-N) (see vote tally)
01/31/2020Referred to Committee on Appropriations
02/04/2020Impact statement from DPB (HB201H1)
02/04/2020Subcommittee recommends reporting (3-Y 2-N)
02/05/2020Reported from Appropriations (12-Y 9-N) (see vote tally)
02/06/2020Read first time
02/07/2020Read second time
02/07/2020Committee substitute agreed to 20106843D-H1
02/07/2020Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB201H1
02/10/2020Read third time and passed House (53-Y 44-N)
02/10/2020VOTE: Passage (53-Y 44-N) (see vote tally)
02/11/2020Constitutional reading dispensed
02/11/2020Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
02/18/2020Reported from Privileges and Elections (9-Y 4-N) (see vote tally)
02/18/2020Rereferred to Finance and Appropriations
02/25/2020Reported from Finance and Appropriations with amendment (13-Y 3-N) (see vote tally)
02/26/2020Constitutional reading dispensed (38-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/27/2020Read third time
02/27/2020Reading of amendment waived
02/27/2020Committee amendment agreed to
02/27/2020Engrossed by Senate as amended
02/27/2020Passed Senate with amendment (22-Y 17-N) (see vote tally)
02/27/2020Reconsideration of Senate passage agreed to by Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/27/2020Passed Senate with amendment (22-Y 18-N) (see vote tally)
03/02/2020Placed on Calendar
03/02/2020Senate amendment rejected by House (0-Y 100-N)
03/02/2020VOTE: REJECTED (0-Y 100-N) (see vote tally)
03/03/2020Senate insisted on amendment (27-Y 13-N) (see vote tally)
03/03/2020Senate requested conference committee
03/04/2020House acceded to request
03/04/2020Conferees appointed by House
03/04/2020Delegates: Ayala, Simon, Runion
03/05/2020Conferees appointed by Senate
03/05/2020Senators: Deeds, Boysko, Peake
03/05/2020C Amended by conference committee
03/05/2020Conference report agreed to by House (52-Y 44-N)
03/05/2020VOTE: Adoption (52-Y 44-N) (see vote tally)
03/07/2020Conference report agreed to by Senate (21-Y 17-N) (see vote tally)
03/18/2020Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB201ER)
03/18/2020Signed by President
03/19/2020Signed by Speaker
03/20/2020Impact statement from DPB (HB201ER)
03/20/2020Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on March 20, 2020
03/20/2020G Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 11, 2020
04/11/2020G Approved by Governor-Chapter 1153 (effective 10/1/22)
04/11/2020G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP1153)


This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 2 clips in all, totaling 5 minutes.


Ronald N Quasebarth writes:

This is again adding to the chaos that already seems to be coming in Va elections in which way to many doors to voter fraud are left wide open.