Voter registration; presumption of domicile, members of a uniformed service and others. (HB68)

Introduced By

Del. Tim Anderson (R-Virginia Beach) with support from co-patrons Del. Wendell Walker (R-Lynchburg), and Sen. Bill DeSteph (R-Virginia Beach)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Voter registration; presumption of domicile; members of a uniformed service and others. Provides that a member of a uniformed service who is on active duty with permanent orders stationing him in the Commonwealth shall be presumed to have established domicile for purposes of satisfying the residency requirements for voter registration, if he has also established physical presence and a place of abode in the Commonwealth, unless he expressly states otherwise. The bill provides for the same presumption for his spouse and any dependent residing with him. The bill defines "uniformed service," the same way the term is defined in the Uniform Military and Overseas Voter Act, as the (i) active and reserve components of the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, or Coast Guard of the United States; (ii) Merchant Marine, commissioned corps of the Public Health Service, or commissioned corps of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration of the United States; or (iii) Virginia National Guard. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/04/2022Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/12/22 22101715D
01/04/2022Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
01/17/2022Impact statement from DPB (HB68)
02/11/2022Reported from Privileges and Elections (21-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
02/13/2022Read first time
02/14/2022Read second time and engrossed
02/15/2022Read third time and passed House (97-Y 2-N)
02/15/2022VOTE: Passage (97-Y 2-N) (see vote tally)
02/16/2022Constitutional reading dispensed
02/16/2022Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
03/01/2022Reported from Privileges and Elections (10-Y 5-N) (see vote tally)
03/02/2022Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/03/2022Read third time
03/03/2022Passed by for the day
03/04/2022Read third time
03/04/2022Motion to rerefer to committee agreed to (21-Y 18-N) (see vote tally)
03/04/2022Rereferred to Finance and Appropriations
03/12/2022Left in Finance and Appropriations

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