Absentee voting; return of absentee ballots, drop-off locations. (HB34)

Introduced By

Del. Ronnie Campbell (R-Raphine) with support from co-patron Del. Wren Williams (R-Stuart)

Progress

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

Description

Absentee voting; return of absentee ballots; drop-off locations. Repeals the provisions of law providing for the establishment of drop-off locations for the return of absentee ballots. Read the Bill »

Status

12/29/2021: Awaiting a Vote in the Privileges and Elections Committee

History

DateAction
12/29/2021Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/12/22 22102594D
12/29/2021Committee
12/29/2021Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
01/12/2022Impact statement from DPB (HB34)

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: SB236 and HB1141.

Comments

Lou Di Leonardo writes:

You vote in person at the poll you live near or you do not vote...unless you are a military member out-of-country. In 2020, we witnessed long lines of masked people waiting to cast early ballots. Why couldn't those people have gone to their polling site on election day and wait in line, if need be?

Brenda O Mead writes:

VOTE NO ON THIS BILL!

Drop off locations make it easier to vote!
Restricting voting locations disenfranchises those whose hours or work location make it difficult to go to polling sites on election day,
There is no data that supports any contention that drop off locations result in voter fraud!

Ian Springer-Woods writes:

We just finished one of the most secure and free elections in Virginia's history. The end result is that Republicans won seats. Why is it, then, that the first thing Republicans do when they take power is try to make it harder for those with the least means to vote? voting is a right that should be not only secure, but also free and easy. Our current voting laws make voting accessible to everyone. This bill does not solve any problems. This bill, and all others like it, are anti-democracy bills that should be dropped before they even hit committee.

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