Elections; voter identification containing photograph required, etc. (HB121)

Introduced By

Del. Scott Wyatt (R-Mechanicsville) with support from co-patrons Del. John Avoli (R-Staunton), Del. Ronnie Campbell (R-Raphine), and Del. James Edmunds (R-South Boston)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Elections; voter identification containing photograph required; who may register up to and including the day of the election; availability of absentee voting in person; return of absentee ballots. Requires presentation of a form of identification containing a photograph in order to vote and provides that a voter who does not have one of the required forms of identification is entitled to cast a provisional ballot. The bill repeals a provision that would permit any person who is qualified to register to vote to do so in person up to and including the day of the election and limits the persons who are entitled to register to vote after the close of registration records to members of a uniformed service of the United States on active duty, persons who are residing temporarily outside of the United States, and their spouses and dependents. The bill limits the period during which absentee voting in person is available from 45 days to the 10 days immediately preceding the date of the election, including both Saturdays. The bill requires that absentee ballots returned by mail be returned to the office of the general registrar by the close of polls on election day and be postmarked on or before the Saturday preceding the date of the election. The bill eliminates the use of drop-off locations for the return of absentee ballots. The bill requires absentee ballot applications to contain the last four digits of the applicant's social security number and provides that the failure of an absentee ballot to include a witness signature is a material omission, rendering the ballot void. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/07/2022Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
01/07/2022Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/12/22 22101554D
01/24/2022Assigned P & E sub: Subcommittee #1
01/24/2022Impact statement from DPB (HB121)
01/28/2022Impact statement from DPB (HB121)
02/15/2022Left in Privileges and Elections

Post a Public Comment About this Bill

if you have one

(Limited HTML is OK: <a>, <em>, <strong>, <s>)