Election day voter registration; State Board of Elections to develop a pilot program, report. (SB74)

Introduced By

Sen. Creigh Deeds (D-Bath) with support from co-patron Del. Lee Carter (D-Manassas)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Election day voter registration; pilot program. Requires the State Board of Elections to develop a pilot program for election day voter registration, by which a person who (i) offers to vote on election day but is not a registered voter, (ii) provides one of the allowable forms of identification specified by law, and (iii) provides proof of his residency, in a form specified by the State Board for this purpose, in the precinct in which he offers to vote, shall be permitted to register to vote and to cast a ballot. The bill provides a process by which the validity of such votes is determined. The bill requires participating localities to provide information on the implementation of the pilot program in its locality to the State Board by December 1 of each year in which it participates. The bill requires the State Board to submit a report on the pilot program to the Governor, the General Assembly, and the House and Senate Committees on Privileges and Elections, including a recommendation as to whether there should be statewide election day voter registration. The bill has an expiration date of December 31, 2022. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


11/25/2019Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/20 20100903D
11/25/2019Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
01/28/2020Impact statement from DPB (SB74)
02/04/2020Failed to report (defeated) in Privileges and Elections (7-Y 8-N) (see vote tally)


Ronald N Quasebarth writes:

Glad it failed.