Absentee voting; permanent absentee voter list repealed. (HB196)

Introduced By

Del. Michael Webert (R-Marshall)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Absentee voting; permanent absentee voter list repealed. Repeals the provisions of law by which any registered voter may apply to receive absentee ballots for all elections in which he is eligible to vote and remains on the list until the voter requests in writing to be removed from the list, the voter's registration is canceled or placed on inactive status pursuant to law, or the voter moves to a different address not in the same county or city of his registration. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/10/2022Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/12/22 22100301D
01/10/2022Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
01/14/2022Impact statement from DPB (HB196)
01/31/2022Assigned P & E sub: Subcommittee #1
02/01/2022Subcommittee recommends reporting (6-Y 4-N)
02/04/2022Reported from Privileges and Elections (12-Y 10-N) (see vote tally)
02/08/2022Read first time
02/09/2022Read second time and engrossed
02/10/2022Read third time and passed House (52-Y 48-N)
02/10/2022VOTE: Passage (52-Y 48-N) (see vote tally)
02/11/2022Constitutional reading dispensed
02/11/2022Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
02/22/2022Passed by indefinitely in Privileges and Elections (9-Y 6-N) (see vote tally)

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: HB36 and SB234.


ChangeServant, tracking this bill in Photosynthesis, notes:

OPPOSE. Reinstitutes the requirement to apply for an absentee ballot each election.

Lou Di Leonardo writes:

The ONLY people who should be allowed to vote absentee are military members out-of-country. It's really too bad if someone has the flu or a broken leg or is hospitalized on election day but making exceptions leads to fraud, as we have seen. IN PERSON voting, or no voting.

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