Absentee voting; definition of postmark, legibility requirement. (HB2115)

Introduced By

Del. Margaret Ransone (R-Kinsale) with support from 14 copatrons, whose average partisan position is:

Those copatrons are Del. Amanda Batten (R-Toano), Del. Emily Brewer (R-Suffolk), Del. Kathy Byron (R-Lynchburg), Del. Ronnie Campbell (R-Raphine), Del. Mark Cole (R-Fredericksburg), Del. Buddy Fowler (R-Ashland), Del. Danny Marshall (R-Danville), Del. Bobby Orrock (R-Thornburg), Del. Wendell Walker (R-Lynchburg), Del. Michael Webert (R-Marshall), Del. Bill Wiley (R-Winchester), Del. Tony Wilt (R-Harrisonburg), Del. Tommy Wright (R-Victoria), Del. Scott Wyatt (R-Mechanicsville)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Absentee voting; definition of postmark; legibility requirement. Requires an absentee ballot returned to the general registrar after the closing of the polls on election day to be legibly postmarked on or before the date of the election in order to be counted. Current law does not specify that the postmark must be legible. The bill defines postmark, for purposes of absentee ballots returned after the closing of the polls on election day, to mean (i) an official United States Postal Service imprint indicating the date of mailing or any other official indicia of the United States Postal Service used to identify the date of mailing or (ii) the mailing confirmation data of a commercial delivery service. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/12/2021Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/21 21101219D
01/12/2021Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
01/15/2021Assigned P & E sub: Election Administration
01/18/2021Impact statement from DPB (HB2115)
01/19/2021Subcommittee recommends laying on the table (4-Y 2-N)
02/05/2021Left in Privileges and Elections