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

Introduced By

Del. Charniele Herring (D-Alexandria)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


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 »


Bill Has Failed


01/11/2022Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/12/22 22101944D
01/11/2022Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
02/03/2022Impact statement from DPB (HB416)
02/07/2022Assigned P & E sub: Subcommittee #1
02/08/2022Subcommittee recommends passing by indefinitely (6-Y 4-N)
02/15/2022Left in Privileges and Elections

Duplicate Bills

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


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!