Electronic reforms; makes various amendments to Title 24.2 that authorize Board of Elections. (SB1320)

Introduced By

Sen. Ralph Northam (D-Norfolk)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Electronic reforms; State Board of Elections. Makes various amendments to Title 24.2 (Elections) that authorize the State Board of Elections to utilize various electronic systems. The bill specifies that the State Board shall (i) accept absentee voter applications and receive changes of a registered voter's name or address electronically; (ii) conduct a pilot program permitting a participating candidate for office, other than a party nominee, to provide electronically some or all of the signatures of qualified voters required to get his name on the ballot; and (iii) provide electronic pollbooks for each precinct or locality that uses them at least five days, rather than 10 days, before an election. The bill also provides that the State Board shall provide only electronic pollbooks, and not written pollbooks, for any election held on or after July 1, 2010, or any subsequent year and makes corresponding amendments that become effective on July 1, 2010. The bill also provides that the State Board of Elections may furnish absentee voter applicant lists to candidates or political party chairmen for use only for campaign and political purposes. Such lists shall not contain any voter's social security number, or part thereof, day and month of birth, or the residence address of a voter who has provided a post office box in lieu of a residence street address. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/14/2009Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/14/09 094479808
01/14/2009Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
01/26/2009Impact statement from DPB (SB1320)
02/03/2009Reported from Privileges and Elections with substitute (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/04/2009Committee substitute printed 090322286-S1
02/05/2009Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/06/2009Read second time
02/06/2009Reading of substitute waived
02/06/2009Committee substitute agreed to 090322286-S1
02/06/2009Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute SB1320S1
02/06/2009Impact statement from DPB (SB1320S1)
02/09/2009Read third time and passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/13/2009Placed on Calendar
02/13/2009Read first time
02/13/2009Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
02/16/2009Assigned P & E sub: Elections
02/17/2009Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment(s)
02/20/2009Tabled in Privileges and Elections (14-Y 8-N) (see vote tally)

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: HB2438.