Voter registration; verification of social security numbers, provisional registration status. (SB1118)

Introduced By

Sen. Mark Peake (R-Lynchburg) with support from co-patron Del. Mark Cole (R-Fredericksburg)

Progress

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

Description

Voter registration; verification of social security numbers; provisional registration status. Requires the general registrars to verify that the name, date of birth, and social security number provided by an applicant on the voter registration application match the information on file in the Social Security Administration database or other database approved by the State Board of Elections (the State Board) before registering such applicant. If the information provided by the applicant does not match the information in such database, the applicant (i) is provisionally registered to vote and notified as to what steps are needed to be fully registered to vote and (ii) is permitted to vote by provisional ballot but such ballot shall not be counted until the voter presents certain information. The bill also requires the general registrars to verify annually no later than August 1 that the name, date of birth, and social security number in the registration record of each registered voter in the registrar's jurisdiction match the information on file with the Social Security Administration or other database approved by the State Board and, in accordance with current law, to initiate the cancellation of the registration of any voter whose registration record information does not match the database information. The State Board is authorized to approve the use of any government database to the extent required to enable each general registrar to carry out the provisions of this bill and to promulgate rules for the use of such database. The Department of Elections is required to provide to the general registrars access to the Social Security Administration database and any other database approved by the State Board. The Department of Elections is further required to enter into any agreement with any federal or state agency to facilitate such access. The bill has a delayed effective date of July 1, 2023. Read the Bill »

Outcome

Bill Has Failed

History

DateAction
12/21/2020Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/21 21101474D
12/21/2020Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
01/19/2021Impact statement from DPB (SB1118)
01/26/2021Committee amendments
01/26/2021Passed by indefinitely in Privileges and Elections (9-Y 6-N) (see vote tally)
02/05/2021Senate committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered