Absentee ballot applications; may receive by electronic transmission. (SB508)

Introduced By

Sen. Ralph Northam (D-Norfolk) with support from co-patrons Del. Kris Amundson (D-Mount Vernon), Del. Terry Kilgore (R-Gate City), and Sen. Mary Margaret Whipple (D-Arlington)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Absentee ballot applications and procedures. Provides that voters covered by the Uniformed and Overseas Citizens Absentee Voting Act who reside or are stationed outside the continental borders of the United States may receive their blank absentee ballots by electronic transmission. Present law allows these voters to request absentee ballots by electronic transmission. This bill covers the second step of sending the ballot to these overseas voters. The voted ballots will have to be returned by mail. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/09/2008Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/08
01/09/2008Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/08 080805808
01/09/2008Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
01/15/2008Reported from Privileges and Elections with amendment (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/17/2008Constitutional reading dispensed (37-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/18/2008Read second time
01/18/2008Reading of amendment waived
01/18/2008Committee amendment agreed to
01/18/2008Engrossed by Senate as amended SB508E
01/18/2008Printed as engrossed 080805808-E
01/21/2008Read third time and passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/21/2008Communicated to House
01/22/2008Impact statement from DPB (SB508E)
02/11/2008Placed on Calendar
02/11/2008Read first time
02/11/2008Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
02/15/2008Reported from Privileges and Elections (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/18/2008Read second time
02/19/2008Read third time
02/19/2008Passed House BLOCK VOTE (97-Y 0-N)
02/19/2008VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (97-Y 0-N)
02/20/2008Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB508ER)
02/20/2008Impact statement from DPB (SB508ER)
02/20/2008Signed by Speaker
02/22/2008Signed by President
03/02/2008G Approved by Governor-Chapter 105 (effective 7/1/08)
03/02/2008G Approved by Governor-Chapter 106 (effective 7/1/08)
03/04/2008G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0106)

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: HB798.