Absentee voting; third-party absentee ballot assembly and distribution. (SB1239)

Introduced By

Sen. John Bell (D-Chantilly) with support from co-patron Del. Marcus Simon (D-Falls Church)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Absentee voting; third-party absentee ballot assembly and distribution. Permits a general registrar to contract with a third party for the printing, assembly, and mailing of absentee ballots. The bill directs the State Board of Elections to adopt emergency regulations to implement the provisions of the bill and for those regulations to include processes to ensure secure and timely delivery of voter information to contractors and reports of mailed absentee ballots from contractors. Read the Bill »


01/25/2021: Passed the Senate


01/11/2021Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/21 21100930D
01/11/2021Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
01/15/2021Impact statement from DPB (SB1239)
01/19/2021Reported from Privileges and Elections (11-Y 2-N 2-A) (see vote tally)
01/21/2021Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/22/2021Read second time and engrossed
01/25/2021Read third time and passed Senate (27-Y 12-N)

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