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VASB106VetoStandards 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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2018-05-18
Governor: Vetoed by Governor
VAHB1144VetoVoter 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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2018-05-18
Governor: Vetoed by Governor
VASB834VetoVoter 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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2018-05-18
Governor: Vetoed by Governor
VAHB1598VetoStandards 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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2018-05-18
Governor: Vetoed by Governor
VAHB158VetoHouse 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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2018-04-18
House sustained Governor's veto
VAHB1167VetoJury 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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2018-04-18
House sustained Governor's veto
VASB521VetoReports 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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2018-04-18
Requires 27 affirmative votes to override veto
VAHB767PassElection 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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2018-04-04
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0778)
VASB983PassElection 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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2018-04-04
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0779)
VAHB397PassAbsentee 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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2018-03-30
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0595)
VAHB690PassGeneral registrars; residency requirement; exemption for certain counties and cities. Exempts counties and cities with a population of 25,000 or less from the requirement that a person appointed to serve as a general registrar must be a qualified vot...
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2018-03-30
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0692)
VASB474PassElections; status of officers of election. Provides that localities may retain officers of election as independent contractors.
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2018-03-30
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0675)
VASB556PassGeneral registrars; residency requirement; exemption for certain counties and cities. Exempts counties and cities with a population of 25,000 or less from the requirement that a person appointed to serve as a general registrar must be a qualified vot...
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2018-03-30
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0693)
VASB589PassElection 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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2018-03-30
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0700)
VAHB1390PassBond 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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2018-03-30
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0730)
VASB739PassCampaign finance; with whom former candidates file reports. Requires certain former candidates who are no longer seeking election but have not yet filed a final report as required by law and who file reports in nonelectronic format to file with the g...
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2018-03-30
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0683)
VASB153PassElections; 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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2018-03-29
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0537)
VASB150PassElections; 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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2018-03-29
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0536)
VASB264PassCampaign Finance Disclosure Act of 2006; campaign committees; electronic filing requirement. Requires candidates for the General Assembly and candidates for local and constitutional office in localities with a population of more than 70,000 to file t...
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2018-03-29
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0538)
VASB379PassOffice 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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2018-03-29
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0539)
VAHB28PassVoter 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 report is re...
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2018-03-23
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0460)
VASB130PassElections; removal and revision of obsolete provisions. Repeals and revises several obsolete elections-related statutes. This bill is a recommendation of the Virginia Code Commission.
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2018-03-23
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0464)
VASB152PassAssistants 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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2018-03-23
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0465)
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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2018-03-10
Failed to pass
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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2018-03-10
Failed to pass
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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2018-03-06
To Senate Finance Committee
VASB331EngrossVoter registration; verification of social security numbers; provisional registration status. Requires the general registrars to verify that the name, date of birth, and social security number provided by an applicant on the voter registration applic...
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2018-03-06
To House Appropriations Committee
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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2018-03-06
To House Appropriations 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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2018-03-06
To House Appropriations Committee
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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2018-03-02
Failed to report (defeated) in Privileges and Elections (10-Y 12-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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2018-03-02
To House Privileges and Elections Committee
VAHB427EngrossFilling vacancies in the United States Senate. Removes the language limiting the date at which a special election can be held to fill a vacancy occurring in the representation of the Commonwealth in the United States Senate. Currently, when such a va...
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2018-02-27
Passed by indefinitely in Privileges and Elections (10-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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2018-02-27
To Senate Privileges and Elections Committee
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
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 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 ballot ...
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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
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