Elections; registration, absentee, and conduct of election. (HB1847)

Introduced By

Del. Dave LaRock (R-Loudoun)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Elections; registration, absentee, and conduct of election. Restores the local option to hold May elections; repeals laws permitting registration on election day and requiring preregistration of certain persons under 18 years of age; eliminates the permanent absentee voter list; removes provisions allowing general registrars to contract with a third party for the printing, assembly, and mailing of absentee ballot packets; requires an excuse to vote absentee; reduces absentee voting in person to the 10 days prior to the date of an election; requires that mailed absentee ballots be returned by the United States Postal Service; repeals provisions allowing for absentee ballot drop boxes; requires absentee ballots to be received by the general registrar by the close of polls on election day in order to be counted; requires presentation of a form of identification containing a photograph in order to vote; repeals the provisions of law permitting a voter who does not have one of the required forms of identification to vote after signing a statement that he is the named registered voter he claims to be; and requires that provisional ballot envelopes have written on them certain required information in order to be considered, including the signature of the officer of election administering the provisional ballot and his indication of whether photo identification was shown, and if so, the type. The bill also amends provisions regarding risk-limiting audits to allow for (i) risk-limiting audits of the part of a district that covers multiple localities that lies in a single locality and (ii) the use of the batch comparison method when conducting a risk-limiting audit. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/10/2023Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/23 23102822D
01/10/2023Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
01/12/2023Assigned P & E sub: Subcommittee #1
01/25/2023Impact statement from DPB (HB1847)
01/31/2023House subcommittee amendments and substitutes offered
02/07/2023Left in Privileges and Elections


Bill Peabody writes:

Taxpayers funded 45 days of voting. Enough. Is there any group that doesn't have ID?