Absentee voting; accessibility for voters with a visual impairment or print disability. (SB1331)

Introduced By

Sen. Bryce Reeves (R-Spotsylvania) with support from co-patrons Del. Cliff Hayes (D-Chesapeake), and Del. Kaye Kory (D-Falls Church)

Progress

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

Description

Absentee voting; accessibility for voters with a visual impairment or print disability. Requires the Department of Elections to make available to all localities a tool to allow voters with a visual impairment or print disability to electronically and accessibly receive and mark his absentee ballot using screen reader assistive technology. On receipt of an application for an absentee ballot from an applicant who indicates that he will require assistance due to a visual impairment or print disability, the general registrar is required to offer to provide to the applicant the ballot marking tool with screen reader assistive technology. Read the Bill »

Status

01/12/2021: Awaiting a Vote in the Privileges and Elections Committee

History

DateAction
01/12/2021Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/21 21102849D
01/12/2021Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
01/19/2021Impact statement from DPB (SB1331)

Hearing Scheduled

This bill is scheduled to be heard in the Senate Privileges and Elections committee on 01/26/2021. It meets on Tuesday, 4:00 P.M. - Senate Room A.

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