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Absentee ballot and voting; adds women who are pregnant at time of applying to list of persons eligible. Amending  24.2-700 and 24.2-701. (Patron-Brink, HB 1062 (Chapter 425))
Absentee ballot applications; address given shall be where person is located while confined due to illness or disability. Amending  24.2-701. (Patron-Hall, HB 1262 (Chapter 386))
Absentee ballot applications; voters covered by Uniformed and Overseas Citizens Absentee Voting Act may receive by electronic transmission. Amending  24.2-706. (Patron-Englin, HB 798 (Chapter 300); Northam, SB 508 (Chapter 106))
Absentee voting; adds persons age 65 and older to list of persons eligible. Amending  24.2-700 and 24.2-701. (Patron-Spruill, HB 1276 (F))
Absentee voting; electoral board may delay opening voter precinct. Amending  24.2-603 and 24.2-712. (Patron-Scott, E.T., HB 724 (Chapter 423))
Absentee voting; persons with a disability or illness may vote absentee. Amending  24.2-101, 24.2-700, 24.2-701, and 24.2-703.1 through 24.2-705.1. (Patron-Eisenberg, HB 310 (C); Deeds, SB 7 (Chapter 880))
Absentee voting; qualified voters may vote absentee for any reason. Amending  24.2-612, 24.2-700, 24.2-701, 24.2-703.2, and 24.2-706; adding  24.2-701.1; repealing  24.2-702, 24.2-702.1, 24.2-703, and 24.2-703.1. (Patron-Jones, D.C., HB 907 (F))
Absentee voting; qualified voters may vote absentee in person without providing reason. Amending  24.2-700, 24.2-701, 24.2-702, 24.2-702.1, 24.2-703, 24.2-703.1, 24.2-703.2, and 24.2-706. (Patron-Ticer, SB 646 (I) See SB69)
Absentee voting; qualified voters may vote absentee without providing a reason. Amending  24.2-700 and 24.2-701. (Patron-Eisenberg, HB 309 (F); Deeds, SB 8 (I) See SB69; Howell, SB 69 (F))
Absentee voting and ballot applications; persons performing volunteer service may vote absentee. Amending  24.2-700 and 24.2-701. (Patron-Brink, HB 1069 (F))
Acts of Assembly; implementation of certain laws to special elections. Adding  24.2-101.1. (Patron-Englin, HB 800 (Chapter 366))
Advisory Redistricting Commission; created, report. Adding 24.2-301.2 through 24.2-301.10. (Patron-Plum, HB 339 (F))
Annexation; approval by referendum. Adding  15.2-3213.1. (Patron-Hamilton, HB 508 (F))
Attorney General; general registrar added to list of individuals that may request official opinions. Amending  2.2-505. (Patron-Toscano, HB 75 (F))
Ballots; identification of political party of candidate on form. Amending  24.2-613. (Patron-Poisson, HB 99 (F); Cuccinelli, SB 82 (F))
Ballots; replaces current law provisions specifying details for form. Amending  24.2-613. (Patron-Brink, HB 684 (Chapter 544))
Ballots, paper and machine; write-in votes counted if last name is spelled correctly. Amending  24.2-644 and 24.2-648. (Patron-Wagner, SB 523 (F))
Bipartisan Redistricting Commission; created, report. Adding 24.2-301.2, 24.2-301.3, and 24.2-301.4. (Patron-Moran, HB 836 (F); Deeds, SB 38 (F); Stolle, SB 625 (I) See SB38)
Campaign contributions; requires PACs to report contributions received for election of a particular candidate. Adding 24.2-949.5:1 and 24.2-949.9:2.1. (Patron-Lingamfelter, HB 54 (I) See HB359; Fralin, HB 1134 (I) See HB359)
Campaign contributions; requires PACs to report contributions received for election of a particular candidate. Amending 24.2-945.1, 24.2-947.4, 24.2-949.5, 24.2-949.9:2, 24.2-950.1, and 24.2-950.4; repealing  24.2-950.5. (Patron-Cole, HB 359 (Chapter 289); Petersen, SB 452 (Chapter 152))
Campaign contributions; requires PACs to report contributions received for election of a particular candidate. Amending 24.2-947.4, 24.2-949.5, 24.2-949.9:2, 24.2-950.1, and 24.2-950.4; repealing  24.2-950.5. (Patron-Lingamfelter, HB 53 (I) See HB359; Brink, HB 1389 (I) See HB359)
Campaign finance; reporting certain designated contributions. Amending  24.2-947.4, 24.2-949.5, and 24.2-949.9:2. (Patron-Cole, HB 353 (I) See HB359)
Campaign finance disclosure; filings by PACs. Amending 24.2-949.6 and 24.2-953.1. (Patron-Ingram, HB 789 (Chapter 547))
Campaign finance disclosure; political campaign advertisement requirements. Amending  24.2-945.2, 24.2-955, and 24.2-955.2. (Patron-Ingram, HB 1410 (Chapter 825))
Campaign finance disclosure; required special reports for certain large contributions. Amending  24.2-947.9 and 24.2-948. (Patron-Jones, S.C., HB 1127 (Chapter 380))
Campaign finance disclosure; requires certain candidates to file reports electronically with State Board of Elections. Amending 24.2-947.5. (Patron-Herring, SB 534 (F))
Campaign finance disclosure; special reports of certain large contributions by candidates. Amending  24.2-947.6 through 24.2-947.9, 24.2-948.1, and 24.2-953.1; repealing  24.2-948. (Patron-Saxman, HB 1162 (F))
Campaign Finance Disclosure Act of 2006; applicability to town elections. Amending  24.2-945. (Patron-May, HB 637 (Chapter 359))
Campaign Finance Disclosure Act of 2006; materials to be provided by Board of Elections and Attorney General. Amending  24.2-946. (Patron-Purkey, HB 362 (C))
Campaign Finance Disclosure Act of 2006; review of reports for candidates for Governor, Lieutenant Governor, and Attorney General. Amending  24.2-946 and 24.2-946.3; adding 24.2-946.3:1. (Patron-Scott, J.M., HB 43 (F))
Campaign finance disclosure reports; filing schedule for May elections. Amending  24.2-947.7 and 24.2-948.2. (Patron-Ingram, HB 1446 (Chapter 650))
Campaign finance disclosure reports; identification of all contributors. Amending  24.2-947.4, 24.2-949.5, 24.2-950.4, 24.2-951.3, and 24.2-952.3. (Patron-Cole, HB 46 (F))
Campaign finance reports; custody and retention requirements. Amending  24.2-946.2. (Patron-O’Bannon, HB 244 (C))
Campaign fundraising; broadens prohibition during legislative sessions. Amending  24.2-954. (Patron-Lingamfelter, HB 122 (I) See HB322; Saxman, HB 322 (F))
Campaign telephone calls; disclosure requirements. Amending 24.2-959 and 24.2-959.1. (Patron-Valentine, HB 687 (C))
Candidates; Board of Elections to publish list on Internet. Amending  24.2-504 and 24.2-525. (Patron-Englin, HB 802 (C))
Candidates for office; repeals provision that provides method of making party nominations. Repealing  24.2-509. (Patron-Cuccinelli, SB 790 (F))
Citizen Advisory Redistricting Board; created. Amending  30-263; adding  24.2-301.2 through 24.2-301.5. (Patron-Brink, HB 1070 (F))
Congressional, Senatorial, and House of Delegates districts; makes technical adjustments between districts. (Patron-Pogge, HB 1494 (Chapter 395))
Constitutional amendment; establishing Redistricting Commission (first reference). Amending Section 6 of Article II. (Patron-Moran, HJR 28 (C); Amundson, HJR 120 (C); Barlow, HJR 181 (C); Deeds, SJR 5 (C); Miller, J.C., SJR 59 (C))
Constitutional amendment; establishing Redistricting Commission (first reference). Amending Section 6 of Article II, and Sections 2 and 3 of Article IV. (Patron-Plum, HJR 70 (C))
Constitutional amendment; exempts certain homeowners from taxation (submitting to qualified voters). Amending Section 6 of Article X. (Patron-Brink, HB 6 (I) See HB11; Albo, HB 11 (C); Miller, P.J., HB 272 (I) See HB11; Whipple, SB 9 (F))
Constitutional officers; election for abolition thereof. Amending 24.2-685. (Patron-Marshall, D.W., HB 1536 (F))
Election precincts; prohibits counties and cities from abolishing, creating, or changing precincts between February 1, 2009, and May 15, 2011, except in certain circumstances. Adding 24.2-309.2. (Patron-Howell, SB 715 (Chapter 112))
Elections; additional testing of voting equipment in certification process by individuals with expertise in election management, and computer system security. Amending  24.2-629. (Patron-Barker, SB 536 (Chapter 703))
Elections; nominations, and form of ballots. Amending  24.2-613. (Patron-Marshall, R.G., HB 70 (F))
Elections; town election polling places and processes. Amending 24.2-310 and 24.2-601. (Patron-Wright, HB 1477 (Chapter 394); Ruff, SB 757 (Chapter 113))
Elections; voter identification requirements. Amending  24.2-643, 24.2-651.1, 24.2-653, and 24.2-701. (Patron-Obenshain, SB 554 (F))
Elections, Board of; special emergency power. Adding  24.2-103.1. (Patron-Ebbin, HB 860 (F))
Electoral College; votes therein shall be allocated by popular vote statewide and in each congressional district for President and Vice President. Amending  24.2-202, 24.2-203, 24.2-542, 24.2-542.1, 24.2-543, and 24.2-673. (Patron-Scott, J.M., HB 42 (F); Miller, J.C., SB 277 (F))
General Assembly and Congressional redistricting plans; new method for preparation. Adding  24.2-301.2 through 24.2-301.7. (Patron-Cuccinelli, SB 105 (I) See SB38)
Horse racing; local referendum. Amending  59.1-391. (Patron-Peace, HB 754 (F))
November elections; filing deadlines, and requirements for certain city and town officials. Amending  15.2-3226, 15.2-3509, 15.2-3819, 24.2-101, 24.2-200, 24.2-222, 24.2-223, 24.2-226, 24.2-311, 24.2-312, 24.2-503, 24.2-507, 24.2-510, 24.2-682, 24.2-701, 24.2-947.8, 24.2-948.2, and 24.2-951.7; adding 24.2-222.2; repealing  24.2-222.1, 24.2-947.7, and 24.2-951.5. (Patron-Saxman, HB 328 (F))
Optical scan tabulators; pilot programs for audits thereof. Amending  24.2-669; adding  24.2-671.1. (Patron-Herring, SB 292 (Chapter 565))
Ordinances; adoption of certain after general elections. Amending 15.2-1428. (Patron-Marshall, R.G., HB 202 (F))
Paper and electronic pollbooks; permits localities to use their own funds to purchase approved by State Board. Amending  24.2-611. (Patron-Whipple, SB 53 (Chapter 88))
Political candidate contribution tax credit; increases maximum amount. Amending  58.1-339.6. (Patron-Cuccinelli, SB 83 (F))
Polling places; governing body to post notice of voting qualifications. Adding  24.2-623.1. (Patron-Marshall, R.G., HB 64 (F))
Polling places; provides for extension of polling hours in emergency situations. Amending  24.2-105.1, 24.2-603, and 24.2-603.1. (Patron-Cole, HB 1577 (C); Barker, SB 796 (C))
Polls; prohibiting campaign advertisements. Amending  24.2-604. (Patron-Brink, HB 619 (C))
Primary elections; voter registration by political party. Amending  24.2-530 and 24.2-535; adding  24.2-418.1, 24.2-423.1, and 24.2-516.1. (Patron-Lingamfelter, HB 20 (C))
Print media advertisements; requirements for those sponsored by political party committee. Amending  24.2-956.1; adding 24.2-956.01. (Patron-Marshall, R.G., HB 69 (F))
Protection of Social Security Numbers Act; created. Amending 24.2-444 and 59.1-443.2; adding  2.2-3815 through 2.2-3818; repealing  2.2-3808 and 2.2-3808.1. (Patron-Sickles, HB 1096 (F))
Provisional ballot procedures; corrects reference in Code concerning handling thereof. Amending  24.2-653. (Patron-Nichols, HB 1455 (Chapter 559); Colgan, SB 684 (Chapter 110))
Recount procedures; officials ensure logic and accuracy tests have been performed after tabulator has been programmed. Amending 24.2-802. (Patron-Deeds, SB 35 (Chapter 682))
Redistricting Commission; created. Adding  24.2-301.2, 24.2-301.3, and 24.2-301.4. (Patron-Howell, SB 243 (I) See SB38)
Redistricting process; joint subcommittee to study. (Patron-Moran, HJR 103 (F))
Registered voters; Board of Elections to furnish lists to school superintendents to conduct census of school population. Amending  24.2-405. (Patron-Marshall, R.G., HB 199 (F); Herring, SB 190 (F))
Sample ballots; Board of Elections shall assign different color to each political party. Amending  24.2-622. (Patron-Howell, SB 70 (C))
Toll facilities, state; approval by local referendum of any contract, etc. that would transfer control to non-State entity. (Patron-Cuccinelli, SB 343 (F))
Voter registration; adds party affiliation to information applicant to provide. Amending  24.2-530 and 24.2-535; adding 24.2-418.1, 24.2-423.1, and 24.2-516.1. (Patron-Marshall, R.G., HB 88 (C))
Voter registration; cancellation on basis of non-citizenship. Amending  24.2-427. (Patron-Lingamfelter, HB 1185 (Chapter 382))
Voter registration; period of time that registration records must be closed before primary election. Amending  24.2-414, 24.2-416, and 24.2-611. (Patron-Sickles, HB 1197 (Chapter 424))
Voter registration; procedures for applications and receipts. Amending  24.2-416.2; adding  24.2-418.1. (Patron-Howell, SB 62 (Chapter 865))
Voter registration applications; proof of citizenship. Amending 24.2-418. (Patron-Marshall, R.G., HB 68 (F))
Voter registration records; access to date of birth information. Amending  24.2-404, 24.2-444, and 24.2-706. (Patron-Sickles, HB 1099 (Chapter 379))
Voters; information to be provided prior to election. Amending 24.2-105.1. (Patron-Englin, HB 799 (F))
Voters; those registered may vote prior to election day. Adding 24.2-700.1. (Patron-Brink, HB 621 (C); Spruill, HB 1278 (F))
Voters and voting; photo identification required to vote. Amending  24.2-643, 24.2-701, and 24.2-706. (Patron-Marshall, R.G., HB 65 (C))
Voting; extending hours polls are open in Northern Virginia. Amending  24.2-603, 24.2-700, and 24.2-701. (Patron-May, HB 640 (F))
Voting equipment; acquisition and securing by localities. Amending  24.2-626 and 24.2-659. (Patron-May, HB 638 (C); Colgan, SB 685 (C))
Voting equipment; authorizes wireless communications after the polls are closed to transmit results therefrom to electoral board. Amending  24.2-625.2. (Patron-Watts, HB 467 (I) See HB1476)
Voting equipment; locking and securing after an election. Amending  24.2-659 and 24.2-682. (Patron-Bouchard, HB 1235 (Chapter 385); Northam, SB 509 (Chapter 107))
Voting equipment; wireless communications at polling places. Amending  24.2-625.2. (Patron-Brink, HB 685 (I) See HB1476; Englin, HB 801 (I) See HB1476)
Voting equipment; wireless communications at polling places, exceptions. Amending  24.2-625.2. (Patron-Rust, HB 1476 (Chapter 393); Whipple, SB 52 (Chapter 87))
2008 Cumulative Index of Bills, Joint Resolutions, and Resolutions - For additional information, please contact the House of Delegates Information and Public Relations Office, P. O. Box 406, State Capitol, Richmond, Virginia 23218, telephone (804) 698-1500. Last updated 12/19/08