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VAHB26VetoVoter identification; accepted forms of identification; private entities licensed or certified by certain state agencies. Adds to the list of accepted forms of identification for purposes of voting a valid identification card that contains a photogra...
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2024-04-17
House sustained Governor's veto
VAHB111Enroll
75%
Electors for President and Vice President; binding of electors; vacancies. Provides that an elector who is selected by the state convention of any political party and who, at the convening of the electors after the election, refuses to present a ball...
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2024-04-17
Governor: Governor's recommendation adopted
VAHB265VetoRemoval of public officers from office; petition requirements; procedure. Requires the signatures collected on a petition for removal of certain public officers to be collected within 90 days of the first signature being collected and provides that n...
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2024-04-17
House sustained Governor's veto
VASB196Enroll
75%
Voter registration; list maintenance data standards; challenges to a voter's registration. Prohibits the use of voter data received from another state or jurisdiction or through a list comparison for list maintenance purposes when the data file does ...
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2024-04-17
Communicated to Governor
VAHB623VetoRights of voters; covered practices; civil cause of action; standing, jurisdiction, and venue. Provides that, in addition to voters who are members of a protected class and the Attorney General, any organization whose membership includes voters who a...
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2024-04-17
House sustained Governor's veto
VASB300Enroll
75%
Voter registration; list maintenance activities; cancellation procedures; required record matches; required identification information; data standards. Requires certain, specified identification information to be included on the lists received by the...
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2024-04-17
Communicated to Governor
VASB364Enroll
75%
Elections; protection of electors and election officials; penalties. Adds to the list of protected voters any current or former elector for President and Vice President of the United States and any person who is or has been a member of the State Boar...
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2024-04-17
Governor: Governor's recommendation adopted
VAHB939VetoElections administration; certain activities or conduct prohibited at polling places applicable to locations for absentee voting in person; prohibited possession of firearm within 100 feet of certain locations. Clarifies that the provisions of law pr...
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2024-04-17
House sustained Governor's veto
VAHB1534VetoElections; challenges to voter or voter's registration; challenges to candidate qualifications or eligibility. Eliminates the process by which any voter could challenge, in a polling place on the day of an election, the right of any other voter to ca...
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2024-04-17
House sustained Governor's veto
VAHB998PassLocal electoral boards; certification and abstract of results; deadline. Extends the deadline for local electoral boards to meet after an election for the purpose of certifying the election results and submitting the abstract of results to the State ...
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2024-04-08
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 738 (effective 7/1/24)
VAHB904Enroll
75%
Voter registration; list maintenance activities; cancellation procedures; required record matches; required identification information; data standards. Requires certain, specified identification information to be included on the lists received by the...
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2024-04-08
Governor's recommendation received by House
VASB428VetoElections; conduct of election; ranked choice voting; locally elected offices; report. Clarifies the requirements for conducting elections using ranked choice voting and requires the results for elections conducted by ranked choice voting to be repor...
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2024-04-08
Governor: Vetoed by Governor
VAHB1330PassAbsentee voting; persons confined awaiting trial or for conviction of a misdemeanor. Provides that any registered voter who is confined while awaiting trial or for having been convicted of a misdemeanor may vote by absentee ballot and requires the in...
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2024-04-05
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 553 (effective 7/1/24)
VASB165PassElections; candidates for office; petition of qualified voters; start date. Clarifies the date from which valid signatures for petitions of qualified voters can be collected for persons seeking to become candidates in certain elections.
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2024-04-04
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 498 (effective 7/1/24)
VAHB989PassElections administration; duties of the Department of Elections; required election and voter participation information on the Internet. Requires the Department of Elections to provide information for voters on its website, including (i) the role of a...
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2024-04-04
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 406 (effective 7/1/24)
VAHB940PassElections administration; change to location of polling place, additional notice requirement. Requires notice of a change in the location of a polling place to be posted, to the extent practicable, at the location last used for such polling place on ...
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2024-04-04
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 461 (effective 7/1/24)
VASB605PassAssistance for certain voters outside of the polling place; definition of "person with a disability"; training. Amends the definition of "person with a disability" for purposes of the Elections title to mean any person who has a physical or mental im...
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2024-04-04
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 515 (effective 7/1/24)
VAHB1003PassElections; precincts and polling places; notice of changes mailed at least 30 days prior to election. Requires notice of any adopted change in an election district, precinct, or polling place to be mailed to all registered voters subject to such chan...
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2024-04-02
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0312)
VAHB943PassVoter registration; protected voter status; elections officials. Adds to the list of protected voters any person serving as a member of a local electoral board, a general registrar, a deputy registrar or employee in an office of a general registrar, ...
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2024-04-02
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0309)
VAHB69PassVacancies in elected local offices; interim appointments; notice requirement. Requires the local governing body or elected school board making an interim appointment to fill a vacancy in the membership of such body or board to hold a public meeting a...
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2024-03-28
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0168)
VAHB55PassPrimary elections; candidates for nomination; withdrawal of candidacy resulting in unopposed primary; primary cancellation and nomination procedure. Provides that if a person who is a candidate for nomination by a political party at a primary electio...
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2024-03-28
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0166)
VAHB90PassElections; candidates for office; conduct of primaries; declaration of candidacy. Provides that the declaration of candidacy include a statement that if the signer's name appears on the primary ballot and he is not nominated then his name is not to b...
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2024-03-28
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0169)
VASB109PassElections; candidates for office; conduct of primaries; declaration of candidacy. Provides that the declaration of candidacy include a statement that if the signer's name appears on the primary ballot and he is not nominated then his name is not to b...
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2024-03-28
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0264)
VAHB441PassAssistance for certain voters outside of the polling place; definition of "person with a disability"; training. Amends the definition of "person with a disability" for purposes of the Elections title to mean any person who has a physical or mental im...
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2024-03-28
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0191)
VASB131PassPrimary elections; candidates for nomination; withdrawal of candidacy resulting in unopposed primary; primary cancellation and nomination procedure. Provides that if a person who is a candidate for nomination by a political party at a primary electio...
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2024-03-28
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0230)
VAHB730PassCampaign finance; independent expenditure reports; electronic filing required. Requires independent expenditure reports to be filed electronically. Current law allows such reports to be filed either electronically or in writing. The bill has a delaye...
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2024-03-28
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0206)
VASB692PassCampaign finance; independent expenditure reports, electronic filing required. Requires independent expenditure reports to be filed electronically. Current law allows such reports to be filed either electronically or in writing. The bill has a delaye...
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2024-03-28
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0258)
VASB577PassElections; campaign finance; exemptions for candidates for certain offices; directors of soil and water conservation districts. Provides that a candidate for director of a soil and water conservation district may also seek an exemption from the requi...
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2024-03-20
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0124)
VAHB1346PassElections; campaign finance; exemptions for candidates for certain offices; directors of soil and water conservation districts. Provides that a candidate for director of a soil and water conservation district may also seek an exemption from the requi...
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2024-03-20
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0110)
VAHB126Engross
50%
Candidates for office; persons entitled to have name printed on ballot, required reports. Provides that a person who fails to file at least one of the campaign finance reports required by law to be filed in an election year by July 20 is not entitled...
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2024-03-09
To Senate Privileges and Elections Committee
VAHB942Engross
50%
Polling places and voter satellite offices; prohibited locations. Prohibits the placement of a polling place or a voter satellite office within a police station or sheriff's office, but permits the placement in a public building that houses multiple ...
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2024-03-09
To Senate Privileges and Elections Committee
VAHB738Enroll
75%
Space Force; extension of certain benefits and privileges for persons serving in a branch of the Armed Forces. Amends several provisions of law related to certain benefits and privileges available to persons serving or having served in a branch of th...
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2024-03-09
Passed by until Reconvene, Wednesday, April 17, 2024
VASB301FailCampaign finance; appeal of penalties. Provides for an appeal process for any person or committee assessed a civil penalty under the Campaign Finance Disclosure Act of 2006. Upon petition, the State Board of Elections may provide relief to the petiti...
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2024-03-09
Failed to pass in Senate
VAHB1171Engross
50%
Absentee voting; processing absentee ballots returned before election day; processing upon receipt. Requires the general registrars to complete the initial processing of absentee ballots that are returned before election day within three business day...
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2024-03-06
Defeated by Senate (19-Y 21-N)
VASB377Engross
50%
Campaign finance; prohibited personal use of campaign funds; complaints, hearings, civil penalty, and advisory opinions. Prohibits any person from converting contributions to a candidate or his campaign committee to personal use. Current law only pro...
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2024-02-28
To House Appropriations Committee
VAHB742Engross
50%
State Board of Elections; appointment of Commissioner of Elections. Provides for the appointment of the Commissioner of Elections to be made by the State Board of Elections; currently, the Governor makes such appointment. The appointment or removal o...
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2024-02-27
To Senate Privileges and Elections Committee
VAHB1490Engross
50%
Absentee voting in person; voter satellite offices; days and hours of operation. Authorizes the governing body of any county or city establishing voter satellite offices for absentee voting in person to prescribe, by ordinance, the dates and hours of...
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2024-02-27
To Senate Privileges and Elections Committee
VASB270Engross
50%
Elections; presidential primaries; ranked choice voting. Allows political parties to hold presidential primaries using ballots that allow a voter to rank such party's candidates in his order of choice. The bill includes a reenactment clause. Electio...
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2024-02-23
To House Privileges and Elections Committee
VASB315Engross
50%
Voter registration; registration of Department of Motor Vehicles customers, automatic update. Provides that the information gathered by the Department of Motor Vehicles for a person who is already registered to vote is to be automatically transmitted...
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2024-02-23
To House Privileges and Elections Committee
VASB406Engross
50%
Elections; political campaign advertisements; advertisements sponsored by a person or political committee that is not a party committee. Prohibits any person from printing or circulating unofficial sample ballots unless they (i) are not printed on wh...
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2024-02-23
To House Privileges and Elections Committee
VASB107Engross
50%
Campaign finance; fundraising during special sessions prohibited. Prohibits campaign fundraising by a member of the General Assembly or statewide official on any day the General Assembly is scheduled to meet during a special session. Currently, such ...
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2024-02-14
To Senate Privileges and Elections Committee
VASB326Intro
25%
Campaign finance; prohibited contributions to candidates. Prohibits candidates, campaign committees, and political committees from soliciting or accepting contributions from any public utility, as defined in the bill, and prohibits any public utility...
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2024-02-14
To Senate Finance and Appropriations Committee
VAHB40Intro
25%
Campaign finance; prohibited personal use of campaign Campaign finance; prohibited personal use of campaign funds; complaints, hearings, civil penalty, and advisory opinions. Prohibits any person from converting contributions to a candidate or his ca...
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2024-02-13
To House Appropriations Committee
VAHB44Intro
25%
Absentee voting; absentee voting in person; available beginning 30 days prior to election. Limits the availability of absentee voting in person to 30 days before the election. Under current law, absentee voting in person is available beginning 45 day...
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2024-02-13
To House Privileges and Elections Committee
VAHB56Intro
25%
Voter registration by political party affiliation; partially closed primary elections. Adds party affiliation, beginning January 1, 2025, to the information that an applicant is asked to provide when registering to vote. The applicant may indicate th...
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2024-02-13
To House Privileges and Elections Committee
VAHB79Intro
25%
Elections; times for special elections; held on the same day as a primary election. Permits a special election to be held on the same day as a primary election.
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2024-02-13
To House Privileges and Elections Committee
VAHB190Intro
25%
Campaign finance; prohibited contributions to candidates. Prohibits candidates, campaign committees, and political committees from soliciting or accepting contributions from any public utility, as defined in the bill, and prohibits any public utility...
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2024-02-13
To House Privileges and Elections Committee
VAHB393Intro
25%
Elections; election reform. Requires Elections; election reform. Requires that the general register of each locality publish on the official website of the locality (i) monthly, a list of all registered voters added to or removed from each precinct i...
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2024-02-13
To House Privileges and Elections Committee
VAHB433Intro
25%
State legislative districts; how districts numbered. Sets out the manner of numbering to be followed when establishing the Senate and House of Delegates districts pursuant to Article II, Section 6-A of the Constitution of Virginia and relevant state ...
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2024-02-13
To House Privileges and Elections Committee
VAHB465Intro
25%
Election administration; deputy general registrars; recommended number. Requires the State Board of Elections to adopt guidance for determining the recommended number of deputy registrars to serve in a county or city based on the size of the county's...
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2024-02-13
To House Privileges and Elections Committee
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