Voter registration; registration permitted up to and including the day of the election. (SB167)

Introduced By

Sen. Mark Peake (R-Lynchburg)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Voter registration; registration permitted up to and including the day of the election. Repeals a provision that would permit any person who is qualified to register to vote to register to vote in person up to and including the day of the election, notwithstanding any deadline for the close of registration records. The repeal will limit the persons who are entitled to register to vote after the close of registration records to (i) any member of a uniformed service of the United States who is on active duty, (ii) any person residing temporarily outside of the United States, and (iii) the spouse or dependent residing with someone listed in (i) or (ii). Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/10/2022Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/12/22 22102299D
01/10/2022Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
01/17/2022Impact statement from DPB (SB167)
01/18/2022Passed by indefinitely in Privileges and Elections (9-Y 6-N)

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: HB185, SB235, HB941 and HB780.


Lou Di Leonardo writes:

There is no good reason for hordes of people to register on the same day as they vote. Political parties intent on cheating could pay people to register with fictitious addresses, vote, and then disappear all on the same day. Registration should be closed one month prior to election day. Late comers could file late and submit provisional votes to be opened and counted only in case of close races, IF they have been checked and found to be legitimately entitled to vote.

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