Absentee voting; no excuse required. (HB25)

Introduced By

Del. Joe Lindsey (D-Norfolk) with support from co-patron Del. Ibraheem Samirah (D-Herndon)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Absentee voting; no excuse required. Permits any registered voter to vote by absentee ballot in any election in which he is qualified to vote. The bill removes the current list of statutory reasons under which a person may be entitled to vote by absentee ballot and removes references to those reasons from other sections of the Code. This bill was incorporated into HB 1. Read the Bill »


01/24/2020: Incorporated into Another Bill


11/19/2019Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/20 20100509D
11/19/2019Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
01/13/2020Assigned P & E sub: Elections
01/15/2020Impact statement from DPB (HB25)
01/21/2020Subcommittee recommends incorporating (HB1-Herring)
01/24/2020Incorporated by Privileges and Elections (HB1-Herring)

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: HB1, SB45, SB111 and SB879.


Clifford Garstang writes:

Expanding no-excuse absentee voting will greatly enhance voting rights in Virginia and will reduce the burden on registrars during the current (but not yet implemented) 7-day no-excuse period. Furthermore, it will help to reduce lines at polling places on election day, another obstacle to voting.