Voter registration; preregistration for persons age 16 or older, effective clause. (SB92)

Introduced By

Sen. Dave Marsden (D-Burke) with support from co-patron Del. Kaye Kory (D-Falls Church)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Voter registration; preregistration for persons age 16 or older. Permits a person who is otherwise qualified to register to vote and is 16 years of age or older, but who will not be 18 years of age on or before the day of the next general election, to preregister to vote. The preregistration does not entitle such a person to vote in any election except as already permitted by law. The bill requires the Department of Elections to maintain a record of all preregistered voters in the Virginia voter registration system, which shall automatically register a person who is preregistered upon that person reaching 18 years or age or becoming eligible for advance registration as already permitted by law, whichever comes first. The bill requires the Department to provide to the general registrars voter confirmation documents for such voters. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


12/01/2019Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/20 20100922D
12/01/2019Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
01/27/2020Impact statement from DPB (SB92)
01/28/2020Reported from Privileges and Elections (8-Y 7-N) (see vote tally)
01/28/2020Rereferred to Finance and Appropriations
02/05/2020Reported from Finance and Appropriations with amendment (16-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/06/2020Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/07/2020Read second time
02/07/2020Reading of amendment waived
02/07/2020Committee amendment agreed to
02/07/2020Engrossed by Senate as amended SB92E
02/07/2020Printed as engrossed 20100922D-E
02/10/2020Read third time and defeated by Senate (19-Y 20-N) (see vote tally)


Ronald N Quasebarth writes:

What is the purpose of this other than to create more confusion.