VA SB1376 | 2021 | Regular Session


Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 2-0)
Status: Introduced on January 13 2021 - 25% progression, died in chamber
Action: 2021-01-26 - Incorporated by Privileges and Elections
Text: Latest bill text (Prefiled) [HTML]


Absentee voting; processing of absentee ballots before election day; reporting of absentee ballot vote totals; central absentee voter precincts. Requires certain actions to be taken to process absentee ballots returned before the day of the election, including opening sealed ballot envelopes and inserting the ballot into a ballot container or counting machine. The bill requires the establishment of a central absentee voter precinct in each locality; currently, establishment is optional. On the day of the election, officers of election are required to begin processing absentee ballots in the central absentee voter precincts prior to the close of the polls but that no ballot vote counts are permitted to be transmitted outside of the central absentee voter precinct before the close of the polls; a violation of such prohibition is a Class 1 misdemeanor. When reporting election results to the Department of Elections, the general registrars are required to report absentee ballots cast early in person separately from all other absentee ballots. The bill contains technical amendments for organizational and readability purposes.

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Absentee voting; processing of absentee ballots before election day.


Roll Calls

2021-01-26 - Senate - Senate: Incorporated by Privileges and Elections (Y: 15 N: 0 NV: 0 Abs: 0) [PASS]


2021-01-26SenateIncorporated by Privileges and Elections
2021-01-13SenateReferred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
2021-01-13SenatePrefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/21 21101782D

Code Citations

ChapterArticleSectionCitation TypeStatute Text
242101(n/a)See Bill Text
242603(n/a)See Bill Text
242667.1(n/a)See Bill Text
242709.1(n/a)See Bill Text
242710(n/a)See Bill Text
242711(n/a)See Bill Text
242712(n/a)See Bill Text

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