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VAHB28EngrossVoter registration list maintenance; due date of annual report. Clarifies that the annual report made by the Department of Elections on its activities undertaken to maintain the Virginia voter registration system is due by October 1. The bill further...
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2018-02-23
Passed Senate with amendment (38-Y 0-N)
VASB106EngrossStandards and criteria for congressional and state legislative districts. Provides criteria by which congressional and state legislative districts are to be drawn, including equal population, racial and ethnic fairness, respect for existing political...
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2018-02-23
Reported from Privileges and Elections with amendment (20-Y 1-N)
VAHB158EngrossHouse of Delegates and Senate district boundaries. Authorizes the General Assembly to make technical adjustments to legislative district boundaries subsequent to the decennial redistricting solely for the purpose of causing legislative district bound...
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2018-02-23
Passed by for the day
VAHB397EngrossAbsentee voting; certain information not required when completing application in person. Provides that a person completing an application for an absentee ballot in person is not required to provide the last four digits of his social security number o...
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2018-02-23
Passed by for the day
VAHB690EngrossGeneral registrars; residency requirement; exemption for certain counties and cities. Exempts counties and cities with a population of 15,000 or less from the requirement that a person appointed to serve as a general registrar must be a qualified vot...
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2018-02-23
Passed by for the day
VAHB767EngrossElection precincts not to be changed between certain dates. Prohibits counties, cities, and towns from creating, dividing, abolishing, or consolidating any precincts or otherwise changing the boundaries of any precinct between February 1, 2019, and M...
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2018-02-23
Passed Senate with substitute (38-Y 0-N)
VASB331EngrossVoter registration; verification of social security numbers; provisional registration status. Requires Voter registration; verification of social security numbers; provisional registration status. Requires the general registrars to verify that the na...
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2018-02-23
Assigned App. sub: General Government & Capital Outlay
VAHB1167EngrossJury commissioners; lists of unqualified persons provided to general registrars. Requires jury commissioners to collect the information obtained from those persons not qualified to serve as jurors as a result of (i) not being a citizen of the United ...
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2018-02-23
Passed by for the day
VAHB1144EngrossVoter registration; persons assisting with the completion or collection of completed voter registration applications; certain identifying information required. Requires any person who assists an applicant with the completion of a voter registration a...
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2018-02-23
Passed by for the day
VASB589EngrossElection day page program. Permits participants in the election day page program to assist in the counting of unmarked ballots at any time, at the direction and under the direct supervision of the chief officer of election. Currently, election pages ...
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2018-02-23
Reported from Privileges and Elections (21-Y 0-N)
VASB834EngrossVoter registration list maintenance; voters identified as registered in multiple states. Requires the Department of Elections to provide to the general registrars a list of registered voters who have been found through list comparisons and data-match...
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2018-02-23
Reported from Privileges and Elections (12-Y 9-N)
VASB521EngrossReports of registered voters and persons voting at elections. Requires local electoral boards to direct general registrars to investigate the list of registered voters whenever the number of registered voters in a county or city exceeds the populatio...
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2018-02-23
Reported from Privileges and Elections (12-Y 9-N)
VASB523EngrossVoter identification; electronic pollbooks to contain photographs of voters. Requires electronic pollbooks to contain the photographs of registered voters that are obtained by the general registrars in the production of voter photo identification car...
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2018-02-23
Assigned App. sub: General Government & Capital Outlay
VAHB1598EngrossStandards and criteria for congressional and state legislative districts. Provides criteria by which congressional and state legislative districts are to be drawn, including equal population, racial and ethnic fairness, respect for existing political...
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2018-02-23
Passed by for the day
VASB825EngrossState Board of Elections; membership; Commissioner of Elections. Increases the membership of the State Board of Elections (Board) from three members to five members, with representation given to each of the political parties having the highest and ne...
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2018-02-23
Committee substitute printed 18107572D-H1
VAHB1405EngrossState Board of Elections; membership; appointment of Commissioner of Elections. Increases the membership of the State Board of Elections (Board) from three members to six members and increases the terms of Board members from four years to six years. ...
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2018-02-23
Passed by for the day
VASB983EngrossLocalities to eliminate split precincts in congressional and state legislative districts; precinct changes prohibited for certain period. Requires counties and cities to adjust local election district lines to congressional and state legislative dist...
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2018-02-23
Committee substitute printed 18107617D-H1
VASB153EngrossElections; form of ballot; order of independent candidates. Defines "time of filing for the office" for purposes of determining the order on the ballot of independent candidates as the time at which the candidate has filed his petition signature page...
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2018-02-22
Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment (4-Y 2-N)
VASB144EngrossForm of ballot; party identification of candidates. Provides that any candidate nominated by a political party or at a primary election shall be identified on the ballot by the name of his political party, unless a provision of a local charter provid...
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2018-02-22
Subcommittee recommends reporting with substitute (6-Y 0-N)
VASB264EngrossCampaign Finance Disclosure Act of 2006; campaign committees; electronic filing requirement. Requires candidates for local and constitutional office in localities with a population of more than 70,000 to file their campaign finance reports with the S...
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2018-02-22
Subcommittee recommends reporting with substitute (5-Y 1-N)
VASB474EngrossElections; status of officers of election. Clarifies that localities may employ officers of election on a contractual basis.
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2018-02-22
Subcommittee recommends reporting (6-Y 0-N)
VASB591EngrossPost-election audits. Defines "post-election audit" to mean a process conducted after an election to confirm the accurate reporting of the results of the election and directs the State Board of Elections to establish a work group tasked with developi...
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2018-02-22
Subcommittee recommends reporting with substitute (4-Y 2-N)
VASB739EngrossCampaign finance; with whom former candidates file reports. Requires a former candidate who is no longer seeking election but has not yet filed a final report as required by law and who files reports in nonelectronic format to file with the general r...
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2018-02-22
Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment (6-Y 0-N)
VASB150EngrossElections; ascertainment of results by the electoral board; write-in votes. Changes one of the criteria for determining when an electoral board is required to ascertain the total votes for each write-in candidate for an office from when less than fiv...
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2018-02-21
Subcommittee recommends reporting with substitute (7-Y 0-N)
VASB379EngrossOffice of the general registrar; open five days a week. Provides that the office of the general registrar in all counties and cities is to be open a minimum of five days a week. Under current law, counties with a population of less than 10,000 and ci...
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2018-02-21
Subcommittee recommends reporting (6-Y 1-N)
VAHB1325EngrossProvisional 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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2018-02-20
To Senate Privileges and Elections Committee
VAHB1424EngrossRecounts; number permitted; tie votes. 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, it shall direct a determination by lot, but that no right to a reco...
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2018-02-20
To Senate Privileges and Elections Committee
VASB559EngrossUniform Military and Overseas Voters Act; secure return of voted military-overseas ballots by electronic means; pilot program. Requires the State Board of Elections to establish and supervise a pilot program for the secure return of voted military-ov...
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2018-02-15
To House Appropriations Committee
VASB130EngrossElections; removal and revision of obsolete provisions. Repeals and revises several obsolete elections-related statutes. This bill is a recommendation of the Code Commission.
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2018-02-14
Subcommittee recommends reporting (6-Y 0-N)
VAHB122EngrossCampaign finance; prohibited personal use; civil penalty. Adds a definition of "personal use" and prohibits the use of contributions, or conversions of items acquired using contributions, to a candidate or campaign committee for a strictly personal p...
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2018-02-14
To Senate Rules Committee
VASB152EngrossAssistants to general registrars; full-time status. Clarifies that when determining the number of assistant registrars to serve in the office of the general registrar, the electoral board may include any to serve full-time. Currently, Russell County ...
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2018-02-14
Subcommittee recommends reporting (6-Y 0-N)
VAHB1210EngrossPost-election audits. Defines "post-election audit" to mean a process conducted after an election to confirm the accurate reporting of the results of the election and directs the State Board of Elections to establish a work group tasked with developi...
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2018-02-14
[Hearing: Feb 27]
To Senate Privileges and Elections Committee
VASB556EngrossGeneral registrars; appointment from adjoining locality. Provides that a person appointed to be a general registrar may be a qualified voter of a county or city adjoining the county or city for which he is appointed. Current law requires the general ...
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2018-02-14
Subcommittee recommends reporting with substitute (6-Y 0-N)
VAHB1390EngrossBond referenda; authorizing counties to make bond issuance contingent on enactment of a food and beverage tax. Authorizes counties to enact ordinances providing that bonds shall be repaid from food and beverage tax revenues. The bill provides that if...
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2018-02-14
To Senate Finance Committee
VAHB7IntroCampaign finance; prohibited personal use. Prohibits any person from converting any moneys, securities, or like intangible personal property contributed to a candidate or a candidate's campaign committee to his personal use, the personal use of the c...
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2018-02-13
To House Privileges and Elections Committee
VAHB5IntroCampaign finance; prohibited personal use; penalty. Campaign finance; prohibited personal use; penalty. Prohibits the conversion of any contributed moneys, securities, or like intangible personal property by any person to the personal use of a candid...
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2018-02-13
To House Privileges and Elections Committee
VAHB57IntroAbsentee voting; no excuse. Allows for any registered voter to vote by absentee ballot in any election in which he is qualified to vote. The bill removes the current list of statutory reasons for which a person may be entitled to vote by absentee bal...
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2018-02-13
To House Privileges and Elections Committee
VAHB74IntroElections; early voting. Allows any registered voter to vote early in any election in which he is qualified to vote without providing a reason or making prior application for an absentee ballot. The bill requires that early voting be available beginn...
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2018-02-13
To House Privileges and Elections Committee
VAHB92IntroAbsentee voting; eligibility of certain caregivers. Entitles a person to vote absentee if he is unable to go in person to the polls on the day of the election because he is primarily and personally responsible for the care of an ill or disabled indiv...
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2018-02-13
To House Privileges and Elections Committee
VAHB99IntroPresidential electors; National Popular Vote Compact. Enters Virginia into an interstate compact known as the Agreement Among the States to Elect the President by National Popular Vote. Article II of the United States Constitution gives the states ex...
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2018-02-13
To House Privileges and Elections Committee
VAHB171IntroVoter registration; extended time for new United States citizens to register. Allows a person who becomes a naturalized United States citizen after the close of registration records, and who is otherwise qualified to vote, to register to vote up to a...
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2018-02-13
To House Privileges and Elections Committee
VAHB186IntroAbsentee voting; persons age 65 or older. Entitles a person who will be age 65 or older on the day of an election to vote by absentee ballot in that election.
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2018-02-13
To House Privileges and Elections Committee
VAHB194IntroCampaign finance; disclosure of all contributors. Requires all campaign finance reports to itemize each contributor and disclose certain information regardless of the amount of the contribution. Currently, such disclosure is required only for contrib...
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2018-02-13
To House Privileges and Elections Committee
VAHB191IntroVoter identification; accepted forms of identification. Adds to the list of acceptable forms of voter identification a valid student photo identification card issued by any institution of higher education located in any other state or territory of th...
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2018-02-13
To House Privileges and Elections Committee
VAHB205IntroCriteria for remedial redistricting plans. Provides criteria by which congressional and state legislative districts are to be drawn when such districts have been declared unlawful or unconstitutional, in whole or in part, by order of any state or fed...
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2018-02-13
To House Privileges and Elections Committee
VAHB272IntroVoter registration; notification of denial. Requires notice of a denial of an application for voter registration to be provided by the general registrar to the applicant within five days of the denial. Such notice may be made by all available means, ...
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2018-02-13
To House Privileges and Elections Committee
VAHB230IntroVote by mail; pilot program. Provides that the Department of Elections shall develop a pilot program for conducting elections by mail. In a vote by mail election, a ballot is mailed to every registered voter and the ballots are returned by the voters...
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2018-02-13
To House Privileges and Elections Committee
VAHB268IntroAbsentee voting; Intelligent Mail barcode required on return envelopes. Requires an Intelligent Mail barcode be included on the return envelope provided to absentee voters for the return of the absentee ballot to the general registrar.
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2018-02-13
To House Privileges and Elections Committee
VAHB265IntroElection 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. The bill contains technical...
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2018-02-13
To House Privileges and Elections Committee
VAHB276IntroVirginia Interim Redistricting Commission; criteria for remedial redistricting plans. Provides for the establishment of the Virginia Interim Redistricting Commission (the Commission) when any congressional or state legislative district drawn as requi...
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2018-02-13
To House Privileges and Elections Committee
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