Absentee voting; unsolicited absentee ballot applications. (HB5079)

Introduced By

Del. Amanda Batten (R-Toano) with support from co-patron Del. Buddy Fowler (R-Ashland)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Absentee voting; unsolicited absentee ballot applications. Requires any individual or organization sending an application for an absentee ballot to a registered voter that was not solicited or requested by the registered voter to use the information provided in the list of registered voters acquired by such individual or organization from the Department of Elections pursuant to law. A violation of this requirement is a Class 4 misdemeanor. The bill requires the Department of Elections to ensure, when providing the list of registered voters to such individual or organization for purposes of sending unsolicited absentee ballot applications, that no voter is included on the list provided if such voter has applied for an absentee ballot on or before the date the list is requested. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


08/18/2020Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 08/18/20 20200671D
08/18/2020Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
08/20/2020Impact statement from DPB (HB5079)
11/09/2020Left in Privileges and Elections