Absentee voting; verification by social security number or unique identifier. (SB273)

Introduced By

Sen. Adam Ebbin (D-Alexandria) with support from co-patrons Sen. Jen Kiggans (R-Virginia Beach), Sen. Mark Peake (R-Lynchburg), and Sen. David Suetterlein (R-Salem)

Progress

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

Description

Elections; absentee voting; verification by social security number or unique identifier in lieu of witness signature. Requires the State Board of Elections to promulgate regulations for providing a unique identifier to any qualified voter who lacks a social security number and provides that such unique identifier can be accepted in place of a social security number for the purposes of voting absentee. The bill makes optional the current absentee ballot witness signature requirement by giving the voter the option to provide the last four digits of the voter's social security number and the voter's date of birth in lieu of a witness signature. The bill clarifies that verification of the required voter affirmation on absentee ballots by the general registrar includes matching any date of birth and last four digits of the social security number or assigned unique identifier provided as part of the voter affirmation against the information in the voter's registration record. Read the Bill »

Status

03/09/2022: Passed the House

History

DateAction
01/11/2022Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/12/22 22100443D
01/11/2022Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
01/18/2022Senate committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
01/24/2022Impact statement from DPB (SB273)
01/25/2022Senate committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
01/25/2022Reported from Privileges and Elections with substitute (14-Y 0-N 1-A) (see vote tally)
01/25/2022Committee substitute printed 22105199D-S1
01/27/2022Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/28/2022Read second time
01/28/2022Reading of substitute waived
01/28/2022Committee substitute agreed to 22105199D-S1
01/28/2022Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute SB273S1
01/31/2022Read third time and passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/08/2022Impact statement from DPB (SB273S1)
02/22/2022Placed on Calendar
02/22/2022Read first time
02/22/2022Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
02/28/2022Assigned P & E sub: Subcommittee #1
03/01/2022Subcommittee recommends reporting with substitute (8-Y 2-N)
03/04/2022Reported from Privileges and Elections with substitute (17-Y 5-N) (see vote tally)
03/04/2022Committee substitute printed 22107233D-H1
03/08/2022Read second time
03/08/2022Impact statement from DPB (SB273H1)
03/09/2022Read third time
03/09/2022Committee substitute agreed to 22107233D-H1
03/09/2022Engrossed by House - committee substitute SB273H1
03/09/2022Passed House with substitute (53-Y 46-N)
03/09/2022VOTE: Passage (53-Y 46-N) (see vote tally)
03/10/2022House substitute rejected by Senate (17-Y 23-N) (see vote tally)
03/10/2022House insisted on substitute
03/10/2022House requested conference committee
03/10/2022Senate acceded to request (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/10/2022Conferees appointed by Senate
03/10/2022Senators: Ebbin, Boysko, Vogel
03/10/2022Conferees appointed by House
03/10/2022Delegates: Bloxom, Ransone, Glass
03/12/2022Continued to 2022 Sp. Sess. pursuant to HJR 455
03/12/2022Continued to 2022 Sp. Sess. 1 pursuant to HJR455

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