Mail voter registration application forms; distribution to certain public and private institutions. (HB232)

Introduced By

Del. Rodney Willett (D-Henrico) with support from co-patron Del. Ibraheem Samirah (D-Herndon)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Distribution of mail voter registration application forms; certain public and private institutions of higher education. Requires the Department of Elections to provide a reasonable number of mail voter registration application forms to public institutions of higher education, nonprofit private institutions of higher education that are eligible to participate in the Tuition Assistance Grant Program, and any other education institution that is authorized to issue bonds. The bill requires the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia to assist the Department by providing a list of such institutions and by requesting those institutions to make the mail voter registration application forms available to students. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


12/28/2019Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/20 20100301D
12/28/2019Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
01/13/2020Assigned P & E sub: Elections
01/27/2020Impact statement from DPB (HB232)
01/28/2020Subcommittee recommends reporting (4-Y 2-N)
01/31/2020Reported from Privileges and Elections (13-Y 9-N) (see vote tally)
02/04/2020Read first time
02/05/2020Read second time and engrossed
02/06/2020Read third time and passed House (55-Y 44-N)
02/06/2020VOTE: Passage (55-Y 44-N) (see vote tally)
02/07/2020Constitutional reading dispensed
02/07/2020Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
02/25/2020Reported from Privileges and Elections (9-Y 6-N) (see vote tally)
02/27/2020Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/28/2020Read third time
02/28/2020Passed Senate (20-Y 17-N) (see vote tally)
03/05/2020Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB232ER)
03/06/2020Signed by Speaker
03/06/2020Signed by President
03/06/2020Impact statement from DPB (HB232ER)
03/12/2020Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on March 12, 2020
03/12/2020G Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 11, 2020
04/09/2020G Approved by Governor-Chapter 921 (effective 7/1/20)
04/09/2020G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0921)


This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 1 clip in all, totaling 45 seconds.


Ronald N Quasebarth writes:

There is way to much room growing for out and out fraud which I suspect is the real intent here.

Waldo Jaquith writes:

Getting people to register to vote is "fraud"?

I got nothin'.