Absentee voting; deadline for returning absentee ballot. (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)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Absentee voting; deadline for returning absentee ballot. Provides that any absentee ballot that is returned to the general registrar after the closing of the polls on election day but before noon on the third day after the election and postmarked on or before the date of the election shall be counted if the voter is found entitled to vote. This bill contains technical amendments and is identical to HB 238. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


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
02/18/2020Subcommittee recommends continuing to 2021
02/28/2020Reported from Privileges and Elections with substitute (21-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/28/2020Committee substitute printed 20109377D-H1
02/28/2020Impact statement from DPB (SB455H1)
03/03/2020Read second time
03/04/2020Read third time
03/04/2020Committee substitute agreed to 20109377D-H1
03/04/2020Passed by temporarily
03/04/2020Engrossed by House - committee substitute SB455H1
03/04/2020Passed House with substitute (93-Y 2-N)
03/04/2020VOTE: Passage (93-Y 2-N) (see vote tally)
03/05/2020House substitute agreed to by Senate (38-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/05/2020Title replaced 20109377D-H1
03/12/2020Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB455ER)
03/12/2020Impact statement from DPB (SB455ER)
03/12/2020Signed by President
03/12/2020Signed by Speaker
03/17/2020Enrolled Bill Communicated to Governor on March 17, 2020
03/17/2020G Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 11, 2020
04/09/2020G Approved by Governor-Chapter 933 (effective 7/1/20)
04/09/2020G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0933)


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.