Bills Pending Virginia House Privileges and Elections: Elections Committee

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VAHB1678IntroElection day; extending polling hours. Extends from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. the time at which polls close on election day. The bill aligns candidate filing deadlines and party nomination deadlines with the closing of polls.
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2020-01-21
To House Privileges and Elections: Elections Committee
VAHB1086IntroVoting restrictions on the basis of race. Repeals several Acts of Assembly that implemented and enforced a state poll tax and provided for separate registration records on the basis of race.
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2020-01-21
To House Privileges and Elections: Elections Committee
VAHB1643IntroElection day; extending polling hours. Extends from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. the time at which polls close on election day. The bill aligns candidate filing deadlines and party nomination deadlines with the closing of polls.
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2020-01-21
To House Privileges and Elections: Elections Committee
VAHB235IntroVoter registration; automatic voter registration. Voter registration; automatic voter registration. Provides for the automatic electronic transmission by the Department of Motor Vehicles to the Department of Elections of certain information for any p...
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2020-01-14
[Hearing: Jan 28]
To House Privileges and Elections: Elections Committee
VAHB43IntroProvisional voting; persons voting in split precincts. Provides that any voter who is assigned to a precinct that is split between two or more election districts and who believes he was given a ballot for the district of which he is not a qualified v...
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2020-01-14
To House Privileges and Elections: Elections Committee
VAHB878IntroVoter identification; signed statement in lieu of required form of identification; penalty. Permits a voter who does not show one of the required forms of identification when offering to vote to sign a statement that he is the named registered voter ...
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2020-01-14
To House Privileges and Elections: Elections Committee
VAHB232IntroDistribution of mail voter registration application forms; certain public and private institutions of higher education. Requires the Department of Elections to provide a reasonable number of mail voter registration application forms to public institu...
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2020-01-13
[Hearing: Jan 28]
To House Privileges and Elections: Elections Committee
VAHB241IntroProtected voter status; certain evidence not required. Removes the requirement that a person who is in fear for his personal safety from another person who has threatened or stalked him must provide evidence that he has filed a complaint with a magis...
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2020-01-13
[Hearing: Jan 28]
To House Privileges and Elections: Elections Committee
VAHB26IntroVoter registration; close of registration records. Reduces the period of time that registration records must be closed before a general or primary election from 21 days to 13 days. The bill adjusts other deadlines to reflect this change. The period o...
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2020-01-13
[Hearing: Jan 28]
To House Privileges and Elections: Elections Committee
VAHB500IntroLists of registered voters; provided at no charge to courts of the Commonwealth and the United States for jury selection purposes. Directs the Department of Elections to provide lists of registered voters to the courts of the Commonwealth and the Uni...
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2020-01-13
[Hearing: Jan 28]
To House Privileges and Elections: Elections Committee
VAHB19IntroVoter identification; repeal of photo identification requirements. Removes the requirement that voters show a form of identification containing a photograph in order to be allowed to vote. The bill requires a voter to show either his voter registrati...
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2020-01-13
To House Privileges and Elections: Elections Committee
VAHB187IntroElections; same-day registration; in-person absentee and election day voting. Provides an exception to the closing of registration records for any person who (i) is qualified to register to vote, (ii) is unregistered or registered in a locality in wh...
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2020-01-13
[Hearing: Jan 28]
To House Privileges and Elections: Elections Committee
VAHB178IntroDetermination of tie votes; recounts; special elections. Provides that, in elections for the General Assembly and local offices, if two or more persons have an equal number of votes, and a higher number than any other person, there shall be a recount...
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2020-01-13
To House Privileges and Elections: Elections Committee
VAHB190IntroVoter identification; repeal of photo identification Voter identification; repeal of photo identification requirements; additional forms of identification accepted; signed statement in lieu of required form of identification; penalty. Removes the req...
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2020-01-13
To House Privileges and Elections: Elections Committee
VAHB203IntroAbsentee 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 ele...
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2020-01-13
[Hearing: Jan 28]
To House Privileges and Elections: Elections Committee
VAHB201IntroElections; same-day registration; in-person absentee and election day voting. Provides an exception to the closing of registration records for any person who (i) is qualified to register to vote, (ii) is unregistered or registered in a locality in wh...
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2020-01-13
[Hearing: Jan 28]
To House Privileges and Elections: Elections Committee
VAHB191IntroAbsentee 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 ele...
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2020-01-13
To House Privileges and Elections: Elections Committee
VAHB185IntroVoter registration by mail; certain first-time voters permitted to vote by absentee ballot. Adds to the list of exceptions to the requirement that first-time voters who registered to vote by mail must vote in person those voters who are entitled unde...
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2020-01-13
[Hearing: Jan 28]
To House Privileges and Elections: Elections Committee
VAHB179IntroRecounts; procedure for certain ballots. Requires recount officials to segregate all ballots for which there is a question regarding the ballot's validity prior to the conclusion of the recount of each precinct. The bill provides that the recount cou...
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2020-01-13
To House Privileges and Elections: Elections Committee
VAHB198IntroRecounts; special election to be held in the case of a tie vote. Provides that if, after a recount of an election, the recount court finds that each party to the recount has received an equal number of votes, there shall be a special election to dete...
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2020-01-13
To House Privileges and Elections: Elections Committee
VAHB692IntroRecounts; absentee ballots received after close of polls. Provides that absentee ballots that are received after the close of polls on any election day but before the time has expired for initiating a recount and that are postmarked on or before the ...
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2020-01-13
To House Privileges and Elections: Elections Committee
VAHB215IntroVoter registration; preregistration for persons age 16 or older. Permits a person who is otherwise qualified to register to vote and is 16 years of age or older, but who will not be 18 years of age on or before the day of the next general election, t...
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2020-01-13
[Hearing: Jan 28]
To House Privileges and Elections: Elections Committee
VAHB872IntroVoter registration by mail; certain first-time voters permitted to vote by absentee ballot. Adds to the list of exceptions to the requirement that first-time voters who registered to vote by mail must vote in person those voters who are entitled unde...
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2020-01-13
[Hearing: Jan 28]
To House Privileges and Elections: Elections Committee
VAHB213IntroVoter identification; accepted forms of identification; student identification card issued by out-of-state institution of higher education. Adds to the list of acceptable forms of voter identification a valid student photo identification card issued ...
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2020-01-13
To House Privileges and Elections: Elections Committee
VAHB219IntroVoter registration; automatic voter registration. Voter registration; automatic voter registration. Provides for the automatic electronic transmission by the Department of Motor Vehicles to the Department of Elections of certain information for any i...
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2020-01-13
[Hearing: Jan 28]
To House Privileges and Elections: Elections Committee
VAHB242IntroAbsentee voting; emergency voting. Provides a process by which a qualified voter is permitted to vote by absentee ballot when an emergency either prevented him from applying for an absentee ballot by the deadline or will prevent him from voting in pe...
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2020-01-13
[Hearing: Jan 28]
To House Privileges and Elections: Elections Committee
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