Polling places; location requirements, waiver in certain circumstances. (HB195)

Introduced By

Del. Margaret Ransone (R-Kinsale) with support from co-patrons Del. Dave LaRock (R-Loudoun), and Sen. Scott Surovell (D-Mount Vernon)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Polling places; location requirements; waiver in certain circumstances. Provides that in the event that there is no suitable building that could be used for a polling place within a precinct or within one mile of the precinct boundary, the general registrar or the governing body of the locality may request from the Department of Elections a waiver to establish a polling place that does not meet the location requirements. The bill provides that the Department shall grant such a waiver and may impose any conditions on the waiver that it deems necessary or appropriate to ensure accessibility and security of the polling place and compliance with any other requirements of state or federal law. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/10/2022Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/12/22 22101098D
01/10/2022Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
01/19/2022Impact statement from DPB (HB195)
01/21/2022Reported from Privileges and Elections (20-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
01/25/2022Read first time
01/26/2022Read second time and engrossed
01/27/2022Read third time and passed House (86-Y 13-N)
01/27/2022VOTE: Passage (86-Y 13-N) (see vote tally)
01/28/2022Constitutional reading dispensed
01/28/2022Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
02/08/2022Reported from Privileges and Elections with substitute (14-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
02/08/2022Committee substitute printed 22106358D-S1
02/09/2022Senate committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
02/10/2022Impact statement from DPB (HB195S1)
02/10/2022Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/11/2022Committee substitute agreed to 2216358D-S1
02/11/2022Read third time
02/11/2022Reading of substitute waived
02/11/2022Committee substitute agreed to 22106358D-S1
02/11/2022Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute HB195S1
02/11/2022Passed Senate with substitute (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/15/2022Senate substitute agreed to by House 22106358D-S1 (92-Y 8-N)
02/15/2022VOTE: Adoption (92-Y 8-N) (see vote tally)
02/16/2022Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB195ER)
02/16/2022Signed by Speaker
02/16/2022Signed by President
02/17/2022Impact statement from DPB (HB195ER)
02/17/2022Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on February 17, 2022
02/17/2022G Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., February 24, 2022
02/23/2022G Approved by Governor-Chapter 5 (effective 7/1/22)
02/23/2022G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0005)

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