Absentee voting; deadline for returning absentee ballot. (SB460)

Introduced By

Sen. Amanda Chase (R-Midlothian)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Elections; absentee voting; ballots to be returned before close of polls. Removes the provision of law requiring an absentee ballot that is returned to the general registrar after the closing of the polls on election day to be counted if it is received before noon on the third day after the election and is postmarked on or before the date of the election to be counted if the voter is found entitled to vote. The bill does not affect the exception for a covered voter who was not sent a ballot in a timely manner and whose voted ballot arrives after the close of polls. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/11/2022Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/12/22 22101633D
01/11/2022Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
01/17/2022Impact statement from DPB (SB460)
01/25/2022Passed by indefinitely in Privileges and Elections (9-Y 2-N 3-A) (see vote tally)


Lou Di Leonardo writes:

Absentee voters should vote on time, like everyone else. Setting up an arbitrary 3 day grace period does nothing other than provide a means for cheating by "finding" thousands of late votes.

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