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Absentee ballot; person designated by political party to represent inside polling place may cast. Amending  24.2-700 and 24.2-701. (Patron-Martin, SB 51 (Chapter 244))
Absentee ballot application; available for inspection only by any registered voter during regular office hours. Amending 24.2-706. (Patron-Martin, SB 60 (Chapter 316))
Absentee ballot applications; general registrar may retain until electoral board has ascertained results of the election. Amending  24.2-710. (Patron-Martin, SB 308 (Chapter 601))
Absentee ballot deadline; ballot will be counted if received by 5:00 p.m. on tenth day following an election if cast by a voter on active duty military service. Amending  24.2-679, 24.2-709, and 24.2-711. (Patron-Stuart, SB 152 (I) See SB55)
Absentee ballot lists; State Board of Elections to provide an electronic copy of voter applicant list to any political party or candidate upon request for a reasonable fee. Amending 24.2-706. (Patron-McClellan, HB 217 (Chapter 213))
Absentee ballot return; person must physically deliver. Amending 24.2-707 and 24.2-709. (Patron-Martin, SB 314 (F))
Absentee ballots; authorizes State Board of Elections to develop procedures for counting. Amending  24.2-709.1. (Patron-Toscano, HB 64 (F))
Absentee ballots; duties of electoral board to send within three business days, penalty. Amending  24.2-706. (Patron-Cole, HB 50 (Chapter 538))
Absentee ballots; increases deadline for each electoral board to make available for all elections. Amending  24.2-612 and 24.2-709. (Patron-Martin, SB 48 (I) See SB55)
Absentee ballots; increases deadline for each electoral board to make available from 45 to 50 days prior to any November election. Amending  24.2-612, 24.2-679, 24.2-706, and 24.2-711. (Patron-Hurt, SB 482 (I) See SB55)
Absentee ballots; procedure for various deadlines and ballot requirements. Amending  24.2-209, 24.2-216, 24.2-226, 24.2-442, 24.2-443.3, 24.2-507, 24.2-510, 24.2-516, 24.2-522, 24.2-524, 24.2-527, 24.2-536, 24.2-537, 24.2-538, 24.2-612, 24.2-702.1, 24.2-703, 24.2-706, and 24.2-709. (Patron-Anderson, HB 1235 (Chapter 645); Martin, SB 55 (Chapter 449))
Absentee ballots; State Board of Elections to develop and implement secure procedures for active military and overseas voters to cast on timely basis. (Patron-Marshall, D.W., HJR 85 (F))
Absentee voting; expands scope of persons defined as members of voter’s immediate family. Amending  24.2-705.1. (Patron-Toscano, HB 63 (Chapter 539))
Absentee voting; persons age 65 and older may vote absentee. Amending  24.2-700 and 24.2-701. (Patron-Miller, J.C., SB 139 (F))
Absentee voting; qualified voters may vote absentee for any reason, special provisions concerning military and overseas 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, 24.2-702.1, 24.2-703, and 24.2-703.1. (Patron-Dance, HB 157 (F))
Absentee voting; qualified voters may vote absentee in person without providing an excuse or reason for not voting on election day. Amending  24.2-700 and 24.2-701. (Patron-Dance, HB 161 (F); Howell, SB 83 (F))
Absentee voting; requires election results for central absentee voter precinct to indicate precinct thereof. Amending 24.2-712. (Patron-Surovell, HB 832 (F))
Absentee voting; shall submit a copy of valid photo identification or copy of a current utility bill, etc. Amending  24.2-706. (Patron-Martin, SB 307 (F))
Absentee voting; State Board of Elections shall implement a system to accept ballot electronically. Amending  24.2-701. (Patron-Miller, J.C., SB 144 (F); Herring, SB 426 (I) See SB144)
Absentee voting eligibility and procedures; voter identification requirements. Amending  24.2-643, 24.2-651.1, 24.2-653, and 24.2-701. (Patron-Obenshain, SB 134 (F))
Absentee voting procedures; deletes certain requirements. Amending  24.2-706 and 24.2-707. (Patron-Surovell, HB 1262 (F); Barker, SB 683 (F))
Ballot security; prohibits person from reproducing or copying a ballot that has been cast in an election, exception. Adding 24.2-669.1. (Patron-Cleaveland, HB 743 (C))
Bipartisan Redistricting Commission; created. Adding  24.2-301.2, 24.2-301.3, and 24.2-301.4. (Patron-Plum, HB 323 (F); Armstrong, HB 638 (F); Deeds, SB 173 (F); Miller, J.C., SB 296 (I) See SB173; Vogel, SB 626 (I) See SB173)
Campaign contributions; stored value cards prohibited. 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 114 (F))
Campaign finance; campaign, political, and out-of-state political committees to report name and address of any controlling individual with an ownership interest exceeding 50 percent. Amending  24.2-945.1, 24.2-947.4, 24.2-949.5, 24.2-949.9:2, 24.2-950.4, 24.2-951.3, and 24.2-952.3; adding  24.2-953.6. (Patron-Scott, J.M., HB 1149 (F))
Campaign finance; contribution limits for candidates for statewide offices and General Assembly. Adding  24.2-952.8 through 24.2-952.12 and 24.2-953.6. (Patron-Petersen, SB 119 (C))
Campaign finance; State Board to send a notice of violation by certified mail to persons violating print media requirements. Amending  24.2-955.3. (Patron-Ware, O., HB 356 (Chapter 546))
Campaign finance disclosure; person filing to attach a copy of most recent bank statement for campaign depository. Amending 24.2-947.4. (Patron-Alexander, HB 202 (F))
Campaign finance disclosure; reports of large contributions by governing body members. Amending  24.2-947.6, 24.2-947.7, 24.2-947.8, 24.2-948.1, and 24.2-953.1; repealing  24.2-948. (Patron-Ticer, SB 723 (Chapter 696))
Campaign Finance Disclosure Act; materials to be provided by State Board of Elections and Attorney General. Amending  24.2-946. (Patron-Purkey, HB 125 (Chapter 268))
Campaign finance disclosure reports; procedure for review thereof for certain candidates. Amending  24.2-946 and 24.2-946.3; adding  24.2-946.3:1. (Patron-Scott, J.M., HB 1148 (F))
Campaign finance information and reports; public access. Amending 24.2-946.2. (Patron-Jones, HB 1387 (Chapter 297))
Campaign telephone calls; prohibits any campaign person from falsifying caller identification information transmitted to recipient of a call. Amending  24.2-959 and 24.2-959.1. (Patron-Alexander, HB 215 (Chapter 323))
Candidates; required filings to be submitted to State Board of Elections. Amending  24.2-502, 24.2-505, 24.2-507, 24.2-522, 24.2-523, 24.2-524, and 24.2-947.1. (Patron-Armstrong, HB 648 (F))
Candidates; requires recognized political parties to receive consent from a candidate before nominating them. Amending 24.2-613 and 24.2-640. (Patron-Putney, HB 1203 (Chapter 204))
Candidates; State Board in accepting or failing to accept qualification of candidate shall be considered a case decision and subject to Administrative Process Act. Amending  24.2-501. (Patron-Armstrong, HB 646 (F))
Candidates for office; required to file an additional copy of his petition signed by a number of qualified voters with local electoral board. Amending  24.2-506 and 24.2-521. (Patron-Lingamfelter, HB 499 (Chapter 215))
Central absentee voting precinct; person may vote at polling place if did not turn in absentee ballot. Amending  24.2-653.1 and 24.2-708. (Patron-Martin, SB 313 (Chapter 348))
Constitutional amendment; establishing Redistricting Commission (first reference). Amending Section 6 of Article II. (Patron-Barlow, HJR 113 (F))
Constitutional amendment; limit on taxes or revenues and Revenue Stabilization Fund (submitting to qualified voters). Amending Section 8 of Article X. (Patron-O’Bannon, HB 147 (Chapter 744); Barker, SB 362 (Chapter 606))
Constitutional amendment; property tax exemption for certain veterans (submitting to qualified voters). Adding Section 6-A in Article X. (Patron-O’Bannon, HB 149 (Chapter 358); Bell, Richard P., HB 1270 (I) See HB149; Puller, SB 31 (Chapter 588))
Constitutional amendment; recall of elected officers (first reference). Adding Section 10 in Article II. (Patron-Cox, J.A., HJR 98 (F))
Constitutional amendment; referendum at November 2010 election to allow General Assembly to authorize localities to establish their own income or financial worth limitations for property tax relief for certain homeowners (submitting to qualified voters). Amending Section 6 of Article X. (Patron-Cole, HB 16 (Chapter 490); Barker, SB 547 (Chapter 678))
Constitutional amendment; tax exemptions for buildings, etc., constructed or designed to conserve energy and natural resources (submitting to qualified voters). Amending Section 6 of Article X. (Patron-Petersen, SB 113 (C))
Constitutional amendment; two or more counties and cities may share one electoral board and general registrar (first reference). Amending Section 8 of Article II. (Patron-Martin, SJR 15 (C))
Constitutional amendments; information provided to voters on State Board of Elections’ website. Amending  30-19.9. (Patron-Cole, HB 1386 (F))
Contributions from certain attorneys; penalty. Adding  24.2-946.6. (Patron-Purkey, HB 608 (F))
Debt, state and local; estimates of debt service costs to be included in ballot question. Amending  15.2-2606; adding 15.2-2610.1 and 30-19.10:1. (Patron-Marshall, R.G., HB 33 (F))
Direct recording electronic (DRE) machines; acquisition of voting equipment by localities. Amending  24.2-626. (Patron-Whipple, SB 732 (F))
Direct recording electronic machines (DREs); permit localities to obtain DREs already owned by other localities. Amending 24.2-626. (Patron-Puller, SB 593 (Chapter 356))
Early voting; any registered voter may vote in person from 19 to three days before election. Adding  24.2-700.1. (Patron-Ware, O., HB 362 (F))
Election laws; gives Attorney General authority to enforce and prosecute violations. Amending  24.2-104. (Patron-Vogel, SB 416 (F))
Elections; evidence of qualifications from candidate. Amending 24.2-501. (Patron-Marshall, R.G., HB 340 (F))
Elections; filling vacancies in certain local offices, requirements for special elections. Amending  24.2-226, 24.2-228, and 24.2-682. (Patron-Athey, HB 1014 (Chapter 431))
Elections; increases duration of time between filing deadlines and November elections. Amending  24.2-507, 24.2-510, and 24.2-682. (Patron-Loupassi, HB 104 (Chapter 542))
Elections; person appointed to fill a vacancy shall exercise all powers of elected office. Amending  24.2-228; adding 24.2-229.1. (Patron-Ware, R.L., HB 450 (Chapter 624))
Elections; qualifications of general registrars. Amending 24.2-110. (Patron-Cleaveland, HB 772 (I) See HB59)
Elections; qualified registered voter may vote in person from 14 to three days before election. Adding  24.2-700.1. (Patron-Dance, HB 158 (F); Morrissey, HB 185 (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 341 (F))
Elections and electronic reforms; makes various amendments to Title 24.2 that authorize State Board of Elections to utilize various electronic systems. Amending  24.2-114, 24.2-407, 24.2-418, 24.2-531, 24.2-611, 24.2-706, and 24.2-710; repealing 24.2-533. (Patron-Northam, SB 654 (Chapter 812))
Elections, State Board of; provides for position of Director of Elections. Amending  2.2-106, 24.2-101, 24.2-102, 24.2-404.1, 24.2-411.2, 24.2-502, 24.2-644, 24.2-713, 24.2-946.4, 24.2-953.3, 24.2-953.4, and 37.2-1014. (Patron-Nixon, HB 527 (F))
Elections, State Board of; supervisory authority over local electoral boards and general registrars includes inspection of polling places and local election offices. Amending  24.2-103 and 24.2-105.1. (Patron-Brink, HB 1202 (F))
General registrar; an electoral board may appoint if qualified voter of an adjoining county or city for which he is appointed. Amending  24.2-110. (Patron-Putney, HB 59 (C))
General registrar; power to request information from applicant to determine qualification to register and vote. Amending 24.2-114. (Patron-Loupassi, HB 101 (F))
Handheld wireless communications devices; authorized representatives at polling places may use those that don’t contain a camera or other imaging device. Amending  24.2-604, 24.2-639, 24.2-653, and 24.2-655. (Patron-Martin, SB 49 (Chapter 448))
Lists of registered voters; disclosure to commissioners of the revenue and treasurers. Amending  24.2-405 and 24.2-407.1. (Patron-Obenshain, SB 137 (Chapter 452))
Mail voter registration application forms; State Board of Elections, et al. will make forms available where hunting licenses are sold. Amending  24.2-416.3. (Patron-Putney, HB 1335 (F))
Nonpartisan Redistricting Commission; created. Adding 24.2-301.2, 24.2-301.3, and 24.2-301.4. (Patron-Carr, HB 835 (F))
Nonpartisan Redistricting Commission Act; created. Adding 24.2-301.2, 24.2-301.3, and 24.2-301.4. (Patron-Morrissey, HB 179 (F))
Officers of election; appointment. Amending  24.2-115. (Patron-Martin, SB 61 (Chapter 190))
Officers of election; State Board of Elections shall require certification that officers of election have been trained consistent with standards set. Amending  24.2-103 and 24.2-115. (Patron-Martin, SB 50 (Chapter 769))
Political campaign advertisements; disclosure requirements. Amending  24.2-956 and 24.2-956.1. (Patron-Englin, HB 1261 (F))
Political candidates; removes exception by which an incumbent of General Assembly may determine method of nomination used by his political party for reelection to his office. Amending 24.2-509. (Patron-Ware, R.L., HB 78 (F))
Political contributions; prohibition during procurement process. Adding  2.2-3104.01, 2.2-4376.1, 56-573.3, and 56-575.17:1. (Patron-Smith, SB 506 (Chapter 732))
Political contributions; prohibition during procurement process. Adding  24.2-945.3. (Patron-Cleaveland, HB 768 (F))
Political parties; to determine method of nominating candidates, eliminates exceptions that allowed incumbents. Amending 24.2-509 and 24.2-516. (Patron-Smith, SB 505 (C))
Political parties and candidates; upon request at a reasonable charge are entitled to receive copies of instructions or information by Board of Elections to local electoral boards and registrars, post rules or regulations on Internet. Amending 24.2-103 and 24.2-115. (Patron-Martin, SB 306 (Chapter 347))
Polling hours; extends hours on election day to 8:00 p.m. Amending  24.2-603. (Patron-LeMunyon, HB 786 (F))
Polling hours; provides for a court-ordered extension thereof in emergency situations. Amending  24.2-105.1, 24.2-603, and 24.2-603.1. (Patron-Barker, SB 226 (F))
Polling places; clarifies exemption allowing a voter to enter wearing a shirt, hat, etc., with candidate’s name. Amending 24.2-101, 24.2-310, and 24.2-604. (Patron-Watts, HB 220 (Chapter 707))
Polling places; requires electoral board to give notice of alternative place to vote in case original place is unusable or inaccessible in case of emergency. Amending  24.2-310. (Patron-Nutter, HB 1000 (Chapter 639))
Primary and filing schedule; State Board of Elections to reschedule November 2011 election and schedule 2011 primary for September 13, 2011. (Patron-Howell, SB 463 (F))
Print-on-demand ballots; restrictions on printing. Amending 24.2-620. (Patron-Toscano, HB 65 (F))
Provisional and paper ballots; State Board of Elections to provide information to be made available on Internet. Amending 24.2-105.1. (Patron-Martin, SB 303 (F))
Qualifications of candidates; evaluate whether a person meets residency requirements to qualify and have his name printed on ballot in an election. Amending  24.2-500 and 24.2-501. (Patron-Armstrong, HB 1057 (C))
Qualifications of candidates; false statement is Class 5 felony. Amending  24.2-501. (Patron-Howell, A.T., HB 949 (F))
Registered voters; court clerks who receive notice that juror is no longer qualified to serve to furnish list to Board of Elections. Amending  8.01-346 and 24.2-428. (Patron-Martin, SB 53 (F))
School boards; any locality in Planning District 8 may establish system of staggered elections. Amending  22.1-57.3. (Patron-Marshall, R.G., HB 1060 (C))
Statement of organization; fee for filing with State Board of Elections. Adding  24.2-945.3. (Patron-Northam, SB 359 (F))
Voter changes of address; retention of copies by general registrar. Amending  24.2-418. (Patron-Martin, SB 309 (Chapter 795))
Voter identification requirements; voter may vote a provisional ballot if cannot provide proof of identification. Amending 24.2-643, 24.2-651.1, 24.2-653, and 24.2-701. (Patron-Lingamfelter, HB 498 (F); Martin, SB 301 (F))
Voter lists; expands list of people and organizations who may purchase list of registered voters and who voted in election. Amending  24.2-405 and 24.2-406. (Patron-Cole, HB 1242 (F))
Voter lists; expands list of people and organizations who may purchase list of registered voters for campaign and political purposes only. Amending  24.2-405 and 24.2-406. (Patron-Howell, SB 624 (C))
Voter registration and election system; joint subcommittee to study administration thereof. (Patron-Martin, SJR 68 (C))
Voter registration applications; proof of citizenship. Amending 24.2-418. (Patron-Lingamfelter, HB 497 (F); Martin, SB 302 (F))
Voter registration applications; State Board of Elections to promulgate rules for determining whether an error or omission by person constitutes rejection of application. Amending 24.2-404. (Patron-Martin, SB 305 (F))
Voter registration drives; definition, payment or receipt of compensation for circulating petitions. 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-Obenshain, SB 690 (F))
Voter registration exchange; pilot program with at least three other states to determine number of duplicate registrations. Adding  24.2-405.1. (Patron-Martin, SB 304 (F))
Voting equipment; allows acquisition of direct recording electronic (DRE) machines by any locality for one voting system for individuals with disabilities. Amending  24.2-626. (Patron-Toscano, HB 1225 (Chapter 533))
Voting equipment requirements; an electoral board may exclude absentee voters in its calculation of number of voting systems to be used in each precinct. Amending  24.2-627. (Patron-Dance, HB 390 (Chapter 214))
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