VA SB771 | 2019 | Regular Session

Status

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 1-0)
Status: Introduced on January 10 2018 - 25% progression
Action: 2018-11-30 - Left in Privileges and Elections
Pending: Senate Privileges and Elections Committee
Text: Latest bill text (Prefiled) [HTML]

Summary

Absentee voting; counting military and overseas absentee ballots received after close of polls on election day. Provides that absentee ballots cast by military and overseas absentee voters that are (i) received after the close of the polls on any election day but before 5:00 p.m. on the second business day before the State Board meets to ascertain the results of the election and (ii) postmarked on or before the date of such election are to be counted if the voter is found entitled to vote. The bill provides that a postmark includes any other official indicia of confirmation of mailing by the United States Postal Service or other postal or delivery service. Under current law, such ballots cast by military and overseas absentee voters would be counted in this manner regardless of the date of any postmark, but only if the absentee ballot had been requested on or before, but not sent by, the deadline for making absentee ballots available.

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Title

Absentee voting; counting military and overseas absentee ballots received after close of polls.

Sponsors


Roll Calls

2018-01-30 - Senate - Senate: Continued to 2019 in Privileges and Elections (13-Y 0-N) (Y: 13 N: 0 NV: 0 Abs: 0) [PASS]

History

DateChamberAction
2018-11-30SenateLeft in Privileges and Elections
2018-01-30SenateContinued to 2019 in Privileges and Elections (13-Y 0-N)
2018-01-10SenateReferred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
2018-01-10SenatePrefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/18 18101815D

Code Citations

ChapterArticleSectionCitation TypeStatute Text
242709(n/a)See Bill Text

Virginia State Sources


Bill Comments

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