Voter registration; list maintenance activities, cancellation procedures, required record matches. (HB904)

Introduced By

Del. Cia Price (D-Newport News) with support from co-patrons Del. Nadarius Clark (D-Portsmouth), and Del. Jackie Glass (D-Norfolk)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Voter registration; list maintenance activities; cancellation procedures; required record matches; required identification information; data standards. Requires certain, specified identification information to be included on the lists received by the Department of Elections for list maintenance purposes and requires the Department, upon receiving any such list, to do an initial comparison of the information included on such list with the list of registered voters and determine the confidence score for any match. Matches with a confidence score of at least 80 are transmitted to the appropriate general registrars. The bill prohibits the use of voter data received from another state or jurisdiction or through a list comparison for list maintenance purposes when the data file does not include a unique identifier for each individual whose information is contained in the data file. The bill requires the Department of Elections to annually review all sources of data utilized for list maintenance activities for the purpose of determining the validity, completeness, accuracy, and reliability of the data received from each source, and to include the results of such review in its annual report to the Committees on Privileges and Elections regarding its list maintenance activities. The bill requires the general registrars to send notice prior to cancelling a voter's record regardless of the reason for cancellation. Lastly, the bill clarifies that when a voter's registration is canceled, a cancellation record must be created, and that such records are public in accordance with the Virginia Freedom of Information Act and the National Voter Registration Act. The bill includes numerous technical amendments for organizational purposes. This bill is identical to SB 300. Read the Bill »


03/25/2024: Passed the General Assembly


01/09/2024Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/24 24101216D
01/09/2024Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
01/26/2024Assigned P & E sub: Election Administration
01/30/2024Impact statement from DPB (HB904)
02/07/2024House committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
02/09/2024Reported from Privileges and Elections with substitute (14-Y 8-N) (see vote tally)
02/09/2024Committee substitute printed 24106406D-H1
02/11/2024Read first time
02/12/2024Read second time
02/12/2024Committee substitute agreed to 24106406D-H1
02/12/2024Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB904H1
02/13/2024Impact statement from DPB (HB904H1)
02/13/2024Read third time and passed House (53-Y 45-N)
02/13/2024VOTE: Passage (53-Y 45-N) (see vote tally)
02/14/2024Constitutional reading dispensed
02/14/2024Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
02/27/2024Senate committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
02/27/2024Reported from Privileges and Elections with amendments (8-Y 7-N) (see vote tally)
02/27/2024Rereferred to Finance and Appropriations
02/29/2024Reported from Finance and Appropriations (10-Y 4-N) (see vote tally)
03/04/2024Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N)
03/05/2024Read third time
03/05/2024Reading of amendments waived
03/05/2024Committee amendments agreed to
03/05/2024Engrossed by Senate as amended
03/05/2024Passed Senate with amendments (21-Y 19-N)
03/06/2024Senate amendments agreed to by House (54-Y 45-N)
03/06/2024VOTE: Adoption (54-Y 45-N)
03/25/2024Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB904ER)
03/25/2024Bill text as passed House and Senate reprinted (HB904ER)
03/25/2024Signed by President
03/26/2024Signed by Speaker
03/27/2024Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on March 27, 2024
03/27/2024G Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 8, 2024
04/08/2024Governor's recommendation received by House
04/17/2024VOTE: Adoption (0-Y 99-N)
04/17/2024House rejected Governor's recommendation (0-Y 99-N)
04/17/2024VOTE: REJECTED (0-Y 99-N)
04/17/2024Communicated to Governor

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