Constitutional amendment; qualifications of voters and the right to vote (voter referendum). (HB416)

Introduced By

Del. Charniele Herring (D-Alexandria)

Progress

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

Description

Constitutional amendment (voter referendum); qualifications of voters and the right to vote; persons not entitled to vote. Provides for a referendum at the November 8, 2022, general election to approve or reject an amendment that would provide for the fundamental right to vote in the Commonwealth, revise the qualifications of voters so that a person convicted of a felony is not entitled to vote during his period of incarceration but is automatically invested with the right to vote upon release from incarceration, and update the existing prohibition on voting by persons found to be mentally incompetent to instead apply to persons who have been found to lack the capacity to understand the act of voting. Read the Bill »

Status

01/11/2022: Awaiting a Vote in the Privileges and Elections Committee

History

DateAction
01/11/2022Committee
01/11/2022Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/12/22 22101944D
01/11/2022Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: SB21, HB130 and HB795.

Comments

ChangeServant, tracking this bill in Photosynthesis, notes:

Encourage your Senator and Delegate to vote FOR this bill. This legislation implements the constitutional referendum authorized in House resolutions and includes the question that will be on the ballot in 2022 regarding the proposed amendment guaranteeing the fundamental right to vote.

Timothy L Irwin writes:

Felons loose their right to own a gun BECAUSE they are criminals! I do not think they should have the right to vote like other law abiding citizens even after their release. They have shown themselves not have any regard for the law and we are a country of laws!

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