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ELECTIONS

(P) Passed (F) Failed (V) Vetoed (I) Incoporated into other legislation
(C) Carried over from 2008 Session (CD) Carried over from 2008 session but died in committee on or before December 4th


Absentee ballot; deletes requirement that voter print his full residence address on envelope in which he seals his ballot. Amending  24.2-706. (Patron-Watts, HB 2614 (F))
Absentee ballots; methods for counting. Amending  24.2-709.1. (Patron-Jones, HB 2648 (F))
Absentee voting; ballot may be sent electronically, if voter requests so, if located outside State. Amending  24.2-706. (Patron-Miller, P.J., HB 1881 (Chapter 345))
Absentee voting; deletes requirement that a witness sign envelope containing voted absentee ballot. Amending  24.2-702.1, 24.2-704, 24.2-706, and 24.2-707. (Patron-Dance, HB 1672 (F))
Absentee voting; electoral board shall make printed ballots available. Amending  24.2-612. (Patron-Edwards, SB 1155 (Chapter 522))
Absentee voting; firefighters and other first responders may vote absentee. Amending  24.2-700, 24.2-701, and 24.2-706. (Patron-Cosgrove, HB 1877 (Chapter 405); Martin, SB 1070 (Chapter 873))
Absentee voting; persons age 65 and older may vote absentee. Amending  24.2-700 and 24.2-701. (Patron-Spruill, HB 2113 (F); Miller, J.C., SB 1010 (F))
Absentee voting; persons disabled, entitled to request assistance in voting, and who are age 65 and older may vote absentee. Amending  24.2-700 and 24.2-701. (Patron-Watts, HB 1896 (F))
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 (CD))
Absentee voting; qualified voters may vote absentee for any reason, special provisions concerning military, overseas, and disabled voters. Amending  24.2-612, 24.2-700, 24.2-701, 24.2-703.2, and 24.2-706; adding  24.2-701.1 and 24.2-701.2; repealing 24.2-702 through 24.2-703.1. (Patron-Dance, HB 1621 (F); Caputo, HB 2301 (F))
Absentee voting; qualified voters may vote absentee in person without providing an excuse or reason for not being able to vote in person on election day. Amending  24.2-700 and 24.2-701. (Patron-Dance, HB 1894 (F); Howell, SB 810 (F))
Advisory Redistricting Commission; created. Adding  24.2-301.2 through 24.2-301.10. (Patron-Plum, HB 2538 (F))
Assistance for certain voters; provides certain procedures in a language other than English. Amending  24.2-649. (Patron-Watts, HB 2197 (Chapter 809))
Bipartisan Redistricting Commission; created. Adding  24.2-301.2, 24.2-301.3, and 24.2-301.4. (Patron-Valentine, HB 1685 (F); Deeds, SB 926 (F))
Campaign contributions; limits thereon for Governor, Lieutenant Governor, Attorney General, and General Assembly. Amending 30-101, 30-103, and 30-111; adding  2.2-3104.3, 24.2-952.8 through 24.2-952.12, and 24.2-953.6. (Patron-Joannou, HB 2652 (F))
Campaign contributions; prohibits candidate from accepting stored value cards. Amending  24.2-945.1; adding  24.2-947.2:1, 24.2-947.3:2, 24.2-949.4:1, 24.2-949.9:5, 24.2-950.3:1, 24.2-951.2:1, and 24.2-952.2:1. (Patron-Marshall, R.G., HB 1658 (F))
Campaign finance; imposes limits on contributions to candidates for Governor, Lieutenant Governor, Attorney General, and General Assembly. Adding  24.2-952.8 through 24.2-952.12 and 24.2-953.6. (Patron-Pollard, HB 2621 (F))
Campaign finance; prohibited activities during regular sessions of General Assembly. Amending  24.2-954. (Patron-Saxman, HB 1634 (F))
Campaign finance; prohibited contributions from foreign nationals. Adding  24.2-946.6. (Patron-Cuccinelli, SB 842 (F))
Campaign finance disclosure; where and how to file candidate reports. Amending  24.2-947.5. (Patron-Herring, SB 1102 (F); Herring, SB 1103 (F))
Campaign Finance Disclosure Act; unlawful for person to convert any contributed moneys, etc., to personal use or use of member of immediate family. Amending  24.2-948.4, 24.2-949.9, 24.2-950.9, 24.2-951.9, and 24.2-952.7. (Patron-Purkey, HB 1740 (Chapter 231))
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 (CD))
Campaign finance reports; custody and retention requirements. Amending  24.2-946.2. (Patron-O’Bannon, HB 244 (CD))
Campaign fundraising; requires contributions greater than $500 received by members of General Assembly, statewide official, or his campaign committee during special sessions be reported to State Board within 24 hours. Adding  24.2-954.1. (Patron-Valentine, HB 2543 (F))
Campaign telephone calls; disclosure requirements. Amending 24.2-959 and 24.2-959.1. (Patron-Valentine, HB 687 (CD))
Candidates; Board of Elections to publish list on Internet. Amending  24.2-504 and 24.2-525. (Patron-Englin, HB 802 (CD))
Citizen Advisory Redistricting Board; created. Amending  30-263; adding  24.2-301.2 through 24.2-301.5. (Patron-Brink, HB 1793 (F))
Constitutional amendment; establishing Redistricting Commission (first reference). Amending Section 6 of Article II. (Patron-Moran, HJR 28 (CD); Amundson, HJR 120 (CD); Barlow, HJR 181 (CD); Barlow, HJR 702 (F); Deeds, SJR 5 (CD); Miller, J.C., SJR 59 (CD); Deeds, SJR 281 (F); Miller, J.C., SJR 312 (F))
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 (CD))
Constitutional amendment; exempts certain homeowners from taxation (submitting to qualified voters). Amending Section 6 of Article X. (Patron-Albo, HB 11 (CD))
Constitutional offices; provides special election to fill vacancy therein in certain localities. Amending  24.2-228.1. (Patron-Pollard, HB 1771 (Chapter 157))
Early voting; any qualified registered voter may vote in person from 14 to three days before election at specified times and at sites provided in locality. Adding  24.2-700.1. (Patron-Dance, HB 1620 (F))
Early voting; any qualified registered voter may vote in person from 15 to eight days before election at specified times and at sites provided in locality. Adding  24.2-700.1. (Patron-Lucas, SB 819 (F))
Early voting; any qualified registered voter may vote in person from 19 to three days before election at specified times and at sites provided in locality. Adding  24.2-700.1. (Patron-Ware, O., HB 1644 (F))
Early voting; any qualified voter may vote in person from 17 to three days before election at specified times and at sites provided in locality. Adding  24.2-700.1. (Patron-Spruill, HB 2110 (F); Melvin, HB 2307 (F))
Early voting pilot projects; Board of Elections to establish for general elections in 2010 and 2011 in counties or cities choosing to participate. Adding  24.2-700.1. (Patron-Alexander, HB 2496 (F))
Election recounts; losing candidate may initiate when difference is not more than five percent of total vote cast for those two candidates. Amending  24.2-800. (Patron-Cole, HB 2544 (Chapter 386))
Elections; addresses of protected voters. Amending  24.2-405, 24.2-406, 24.2-418, and 24.2-444. (Patron-Ticer, SB 1365 (Chapter 318))
Elections; authorizes candidate representatives to observe part of election day, prohibited from assisting voters. Amending 24.2-604 and 24.2-638. (Patron-Pogge, HB 2666 (Chapter 494))
Elections; clarifications and revisions to registration and election processes. Amending  24.2-101, 24.2-115, 24.2-115.1, 24.2-404, 24.2-418, 24.2-604, and 24.2-1004. (Patron-Cosgrove, HB 1878 (Chapter 865); Edwards, SB 848 (Chapter 870); Blevins, SB 1188 (Chapter 874))
Elections; creates exceptions to prohibited activities at polls and within polling place for voters wearing items that contain a candidate’s name or a political slogan. Amending  24.2-604. (Patron-Shuler, HB 1610 (I) See HB1878; Edwards, SB 867 (F))
Elections; electoral board may provide for oaths of officers. Amending  24.2-115.1 and 24.2-604. (Patron-Englin, HB 1643 (Chapter 396))
Elections; electoral board of a city contained within one county may appoint a qualified voter of that county to serve as city general registrar. Amending  24.2-110. (Patron-Toscano, HB 1832 (Chapter 403))
Elections; extension of polling hours in emergency declared by Governor. Amending  24.2-105.1, 24.2-603, and 24.2-603.1. (Patron-Barker, SB 1230 (F))
Elections; hours that polls are open for voting, makes conforming changes to absentee voting laws. Amending  24.2-603, 24.2-700, and 24.2-701. (Patron-Ebbin, HB 2015 (F))
Elections; removes curbside voting for persons age 65 and older, are entitled to vote absentee. Amending  24.2-638, 24.2-649, 24.2-700, and 24.2-701. (Patron-Miller, P.J., HB 1988 (F); Miller, J.C., SB 1091 (F))
Elections; repeals special provision that provided additional time for printing presidential ballots if political party’s convention held after 74th day before election. Amending 24.2-612; repealing  24.2-542.1. (Patron-Sickles, HB 2450 (F))
Elections; verification of registered voter lists by State Board of Elections. Adding  24.2-404.3. (Patron-Orrock, HB 2642 (Chapter 492))
Elections; voter identification requirements, absentee voting eligibility and procedures. Amending  24.2-643, 24.2-651.1, 24.2-653, and 24.2-701. (Patron-Obenshain, SB 963 (F))
Elections; voter integrity and identification provisions. Amending  24.2-418, 24.2-643, 24.2-701, and 24.2-706; adding 24.2-623.1. (Patron-Marshall, R.G., HB 2509 (F))
Elections, Board of; fees to cover expense of regulation. Amending  24.2-114, 24.2-945.2, 24.2-946 through 24.2-946.3, 24.2-946.5, 24.2-947.1, 24.2-947.5, 24.2-947.9, 24.2-948, 24.2-950.8, 24.2-953.3, 24.2-953.4, 24.2-954, and 24.2-955.3; adding  24.2-105.3. (Patron-Brink, HB 2658 (F))
Elections, Board of; powers and duties. Amending  24.2-103. (Patron-Brink, HB 1892 (Chapter 407))
Elections, special; filling vacancies in certain local offices. Amending  24.2-225, 24.2-226 and 24.2-228. (Patron-Athey, HB 1780 (F))
Electoral boards, local; allows judges to appoint a qualified voter of an adjacent county or city who otherwise meets requirements of Constitution of Virginia and statutory law. Amending 24.2-106. (Patron-Gear, HB 2047 (F))
Electronic reforms; makes various amendments to Title 24.2 that authorize Board of Elections to utilize various electronic systems. Amending  24.2-101, 24.2-114, 24.2-404, 24.2-407, 24.2-418, 24.2-423, 24.2-424, 24.2-506, 24.2-531, 24.2-611, 24.2-643, 24.2-651, 24.2-651.1, 24.2-652, 24.2-668, 24.2-701, 24.2-710, and 24.2-711; repealing  24.2-533. (Patron-Poisson, HB 2438 (F))
Electronic reforms; makes various amendments to Title 24.2 that authorize Board of Elections to utilize various electronic systems. Amending  24.2-114, 24.2-407, 24.2-418, 24.2-423, 24.2-424, 24.2-506, 24.2-531, 24.2-611, 24.2-701, and 24.2-710; repealing  24.2-533. (Patron-Northam, SB 1320 (F))
Federal write-in absentee ballots; witness requirement. Amending 24.2-702.1. (Patron-Janis, HB 1712 (Chapter 230); Alexander, HB 2221 (I) See HB1712; Cuccinelli, SB 826 (I) See SB993; Howell, SB 948 (I) See SB993; Miller, J.C., SB 993 (Chapter 310))
General registrars; appointment and compensation therefor. Amending  24.2-110, 24.2-111, and 24.2-411. (Patron-Reynolds, SB 1520 (F))
Housing authorities; changes number of qualified voters in a locality needed to have a referendum. Amending  36-4 and 36-4.1. (Patron-Brink, HB 1890 (Chapter 78))
Notice of election of district directors; posted in a prominent location at each district office 30 days before filing date. Amending  10.1-523. (Patron-Reynolds, SB 1324 (Chapter 629))
Officers of election; authorizes local electoral boards to appoint independent voters to serve thereas. Amending  24.2-115. (Patron-Brink, HB 1791 (Chapter 639))
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 (CD); Barker, SB 796 (CD))
Polls; prohibiting campaign advertisements. Amending  24.2-604. (Patron-Brink, HB 619 (CD))
Presidential elections; enters into compact known as Agreement Among States to Elect President by National Popular Vote. Amending  24.2-203; adding  24.2-209.1. (Patron-Miller, Y.B., SB 824 (F))
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 (CD))
Provisional ballots; voter whose name did not appear in pollbook for precinct where he voted on election day may be counted after election day. Amending  24.2-653. (Patron-Brink, HB 1795 (F))
Qualified voter; definition of residence. Amending  24.2-101. (Patron-Alexander, HB 2219 (I) See HB1878; Hanger, SB 1038 (I) See SB1188)
Registered voters; registration residence requirements for a person attending an accredited public or private institution of higher education located in State. Adding  24.2-417.2. (Patron-Smith, SB 829 (F))
Removal of public official; no person who signs a petition for removal of shall be liable for any costs associated therewith. Amending  24.2-235 and 24.2-238. (Patron-Morgan, HB 2465 (Chapter 868); Norment, SB 1394 (Chapter 876))
Removal of public official; no person who signs a petition for removal shall be liable for any costs associated therewith. Amending  24.2-238. (Patron-Gear, HB 2049 (I) See HB2465; Morgan, HB 2466 (F); Norment, SB 1393 (F))
Sample ballots; Board of Elections shall assign different color to each political party. Amending  24.2-622. (Patron-Howell, SB 70 (CD))
Voter identification provisions; revises in-person and absentee voting procedures. Amending  24.2-643 and 24.2-701. (Patron-Martin, SB 876 (I) See SB963)
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 (CD))
Voter registration; residence requirements for certain full-time students. Amending  24.2-101 and 24.2-417.1. (Patron-McClellan, HB 1978 (I) See HB1878)
Voter registration; residence requirements for full-time students enrolled in higher education institutions. Amending 24.2-417.1. (Patron-Shuler, HB 1630 (I) See HB1878)
Voter registration drives; must register with Board of Elections and fulfill training requirements before able to receive 100 or more application forms. Amending  24.2-101, 24.2-416.3, 24.2-416.5, 24.2-416.6, 24.2-418.1, and 24.2-1002; adding 24.2-1002.2. (Patron-Puckett, SB 1192 (F))
Voter registration, online; applicants who possess a driver’s license or identification card issued by DMV shall be eligible to register electronically. Amending  24.2-418, 24.2-418.1, 24.2-423, 24.2-424, 24.2-441, 24.2-443.2, 24.2-444, and 24.2-1004. (Patron-Poisson, HB 1607 (F))
Voters; those registered may vote prior to election day. Adding 24.2-700.1. (Patron-Brink, HB 621 (CD))
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 (CD))
Voting equipment; acquisition and securing by localities. Amending  24.2-626 and 24.2-659. (Patron-May, HB 638 (CD); Colgan, SB 685 (CD))
Voting equipment; joint subcommittee to study postelection audits. (Patron-Herring, SJR 328 (P))
Voting equipment; locality that acquired DREs prior to July 1, 2007, may on a temporary basis conduct an election when DRE inventory is insufficient to conduct election. Amending 24.2-626. (Patron-May, HB 2422 (Chapter 751); Colgan, SB 988 (Chapter 759))
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