Elections; same-day registration, 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 »


02/18/2020: passed committee


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


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.

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