Absentee voting; counting military and overseas absentee ballots received after close of polls. (SB455)

Introduced By

Sen. Bryce Reeves (R-Spotsylvania) with support from co-patrons Sen. Amanda Chase (R-Midlothian), Sen. Joe Morrissey (D-Richmond), Sen. Todd E. Pillion (R-Abingdon), and Sen. Scott Surovell (D-Mount Vernon)

Progress

Introduced
Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law

Description

Absentee voting; counting military and overseas absentee ballots received after close of polls on election day. Provides that absentee ballots cast by military and overseas absentee voters that are (i) received after the close of the polls on any election day but before 5:00 p.m. on the fourth business day before the State Board of Elections meets to ascertain the results of the election and (ii) postmarked on or before the date of such election are to be counted if the voter is found entitled to vote. The bill provides that a postmark includes any other official indicia of confirmation of mailing by the United States Postal Service or other postal or delivery service. Under current law, such ballots cast by military and overseas absentee voters would be counted in this manner regardless of the date of any postmark, but only if the absentee ballot had been requested on or before, but not sent by, the deadline for making absentee ballots available. Read the Bill »

Status

02/14/2020: In Subcommittee

History

DateAction
01/07/2020Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/20 20102170D
01/07/2020Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
01/13/2020Impact statement from DPB (SB455)
01/14/2020Reported from Privileges and Elections with amendments (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/16/2020Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/17/2020Read second time
01/17/2020Reading of amendments waived
01/17/2020Committee amendments agreed to
01/17/2020Engrossed by Senate as amended SB455E
01/17/2020Printed as engrossed 20102170D-E
01/20/2020Read third time and passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/29/2020Impact statement from DPB (SB455E)
02/13/2020Placed on Calendar
02/13/2020Read first time
02/13/2020Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
02/14/2020Assigned P & E sub: Elections

Video

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 32 seconds.

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