VA SB1097 | 2021 | Regular Session


Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 3-0)
Status: Engrossed on January 22 2021 - 50% progression
Action: 2021-01-25 - Read third time and passed Senate (21-Y 18-N)
Text: Latest bill text (Prefiled) [HTML]


Absentee voting; witness signature not required. Repeals the requirement that an absentee ballot be opened in the presence of a witness and signed by such witness.

Tracking Information

Register now for our free OneVote public service or GAITS Pro trial account and you can begin tracking this and other legislation, all driven by the real-time data of the LegiScan API. Providing tools allowing you to research pending legislation, stay informed with email alerts, content feeds, and share dynamic reports. Use our new PolitiCorps to join with friends and collegaues to monitor & discuss bills through the process.

Monitor Legislation or view this same bill number from multiple sessions or take advantage of our national legislative search.


Absentee voting; witness signature not required.


Roll Calls

2021-01-25 - Senate - Senate: Read third time and passed Senate (21-Y 18-N) (Y: 21 N: 18 NV: 0 Abs: 0) [PASS]
2021-01-21 - Senate - Senate: Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (Y: 39 N: 0 NV: 0 Abs: 0) [PASS]
2021-01-19 - Senate - Senate: Reported from Privileges and Elections (9-Y 6-N) (Y: 9 N: 6 NV: 0 Abs: 0) [PASS]


2021-01-25SenateRead third time and passed Senate (21-Y 18-N)
2021-01-22SenateRead second time and engrossed
2021-01-21SenateConstitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N)
2021-01-19SenateReported from Privileges and Elections (9-Y 6-N)
2020-11-09SenateReferred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
2020-11-09SenatePrefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/21 21100137D

Code Citations

ChapterArticleSectionCitation TypeStatute Text
242702.1(n/a)See Bill Text
242704(n/a)See Bill Text
242706(n/a)See Bill Text
242707(n/a)See Bill Text

Virginia State Sources

Bill Comments