Bill Text: VA HB1810 | 2021 | Regular Session | Prefiled

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Bill Title: Voter registration; failure of online voter registration system, deadline extension.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 11-0)

Status: (Engrossed - Dead) 2021-02-05 - Continued to 2021 Sp. Sess. 1 in Privileges and Elections (15-Y 0-N) [HB1810 Detail]

Download: Virginia-2021-HB1810-Prefiled.html
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HOUSE BILL NO. 1810
Offered January 13, 2021
Prefiled January 5, 2021
A BILL to amend and reenact §24.2-416 of the Code of Virginia, relating to voter registration; failure of online voter registration system; deadline extension.
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Patron-- VanValkenburg
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Committee Referral Pending
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Be it enacted by the General Assembly of Virginia:

1. That §24.2-416 of the Code of Virginia is amended and reenacted as follows:

§24.2-416. Closing registration records before elections.

A. In any county, city, or town in which an election is being held, the registration records shall be closed for the purpose of registering voters on the election day and during the period in advance of the election as provided in this section. The registration records shall be closed during the twenty-eight days before a primary or general election. Beginning January 1, 2010, the registration records shall be closed during the 21 days before a primary or general election. If the registration records have not been closed previously for a primary or general election, they shall be closed during the six days before a special election called by the Governor, Speaker of the House of Delegates, or President pro tempore of the Senate, or pursuant to rule or resolution of either house of the General Assembly and during the thirteen 13 days before any other special election.

B. In the event that a failure of the Virginia online voter registration system occurs prior to the close of registration records pursuant to this section, the Governor shall have the authority to order the online voter registration system to be available for registration activities after the date for closing the registration records for a period of time equal to the amount of time during which the online voter registration system was unavailable for registration activities, rounded up to the nearest whole day.

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