VA SJR8 | 2021 | Regular Session

Note: Carryover of previous SJR8


Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 1-0)
Status: Introduced on December 3 2019 - 25% progression
Action: 2020-12-04 - Left in Privileges and Elections
Pending: Senate Privileges and Elections Committee
Text: Latest bill text (Prefiled) [HTML]


Constitutional amendment (first resolution); qualifications of voters and the right to vote. Establishes that the only qualifications to vote in the Commonwealth are United States citizenship, being at least 18 years of age, residency in the Commonwealth, and registration to vote in accordance with the requirements set out in the Constitution of Virginia. The amendment further provides that any person who meets those qualifications has the right to vote and that such right cannot be abridged by law. The bill removes from current constitutional qualifications to vote not having been convicted of a felony and not having been adjudicated to be mentally incompetent.

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Constitutional amendment; qualifications of voters and the right to vote.


Roll Calls

2020-01-21 - Senate - Senate: Continued to 2021 in Privileges and Elections (15-Y 0-N) (Y: 15 N: 0 NV: 0 Abs: 0) [PASS]


2020-12-04SenateLeft in Privileges and Elections
2020-01-21SenateContinued to 2021 in Privileges and Elections (15-Y 0-N)
2019-12-03SenateReferred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
2019-12-03SenatePrefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/20 20101661D

Same As/Similar To

SJR8 (Carry Over) 2020-01-21 - Continued to 2021 in Privileges and Elections (15-Y 0-N)

Virginia State Sources

Bill Comments