Absentee ballots; witness requirement, printed name and residence address. (HB149)

Introduced By

Del. Chris Runion (R-Bridgewater) with support from 9 copatrons, whose average partisan position is:

Those copatrons are Del. John Avoli (R-Staunton), Del. Ronnie Campbell (R-Raphine), Del. Buddy Fowler (R-Ashland), Del. Bobby Orrock (R-Thornburg), Del. Bill Wiley (R-Winchester), Del. Wren Williams (R-Stuart), Del. Tommy Wright (R-Victoria), Del. Scott Wyatt (R-Mechanicsville), Sen. Frank Ruff (R-Clarksville)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Absentee ballots; witness requirement; printed name and residence address. Requires that a witness to a voter's absentee ballot provide, in addition to his signature, his printed name, his date of birth, the last four digits of his social security number, and his residence address. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/08/2022Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/12/22 22101276D
01/08/2022Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
01/17/2022Impact statement from DPB (HB149)
02/03/2022Assigned P & E sub: Subcommittee #3
02/15/2022Left in Privileges and Elections


Ron Quasebarth writes:

Why would anyone be against this. Isn't it common sense to want to know basic information to properly identify absentee voters?

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