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SJ 322 Study; Secretary of Administration; State Board of Elections; electronic return of voted ballots. Introduced by: Bill DeSteph | all patrons … notes | add to my profiles SUMMARY AS INTRODUCED: Study; Secretary of Administration; State Board of Elections; electronic return of voted military-overseas ballots; pilot program; report. Requests the Secretary of Administration to oversee and develop a charter and directives for the State Board of Elections to form a working group to study implementation of electronic return of voted military-overseas ballots. In conducting its study, the State Board of Elections with the working group shall study and develop initial instructions and procedures that (i) consider issues related to accessibility, auditability, authentication,

By |2021-01-25T12:16:00-05:00January 25th, 2021|Elections|Comments Off on SJ 322 Study; Secretary of Administration; State Board of Elections; electronic return of voted ballots. Introduced by: Bill DeSteph | all patrons … notes | add to my profiles SUMMARY AS INTRODUCED: Study; Secretary of Administration; State Board of Elections; electronic return of voted military-overseas ballots; pilot program; report. Requests the Secretary of Administration to oversee and develop a charter and directives for the State Board of Elections to form a working group to study implementation of electronic return of voted military-overseas ballots. In conducting its study, the State Board of Elections with the working group shall study and develop initial instructions and procedures that (i) consider issues related to accessibility, auditability, authentication,

SB 1459 Elections; voter identification & absentee voting process for applying for absentee ballots. Introduced by: Thomas K. Norment, Jr. | all patrons … notes | add to my profiles SUMMARY AS INTRODUCED: Conduct of elections; voter identification and absentee voting; process for applying for, casting, and counting absentee ballots. Requires presentation of a form of identification containing a photograph in order to vote. The bill eliminates current provisions permitting a voter who does not have one of the required forms of identification to vote after signing a statement, subject to felony penalties for false statements, that he is the named registered voter he claims to be. Instead, such voter would be entitled to cast a provisional ballot. The bill prohibits absentee ballots from being returned to any location that is not located in the office of the general registrar, including drop boxes located outside of such locations. The bill provides that no waiver of the absentee ballot envelope witness signature shall be permitted under any circumstances and requires absentee ballots to have, in addition to the witness signature, the witness’s printed name and residence address. The bill also requires certain actions to be taken to

By |2021-01-25T12:04:31-05:00January 25th, 2021|Elections|Comments Off on SB 1459 Elections; voter identification & absentee voting process for applying for absentee ballots. Introduced by: Thomas K. Norment, Jr. | all patrons … notes | add to my profiles SUMMARY AS INTRODUCED: Conduct of elections; voter identification and absentee voting; process for applying for, casting, and counting absentee ballots. Requires presentation of a form of identification containing a photograph in order to vote. The bill eliminates current provisions permitting a voter who does not have one of the required forms of identification to vote after signing a statement, subject to felony penalties for false statements, that he is the named registered voter he claims to be. Instead, such voter would be entitled to cast a provisional ballot. The bill prohibits absentee ballots from being returned to any location that is not located in the office of the general registrar, including drop boxes located outside of such locations. The bill provides that no waiver of the absentee ballot envelope witness signature shall be permitted under any circumstances and requires absentee ballots to have, in addition to the witness signature, the witness’s printed name and residence address. The bill also requires certain actions to be taken to

SB 1455 Absentee ballots; witness requirement; printed name and residence address. Introduced by: Frank M. Ruff, Jr. | all patrons … notes | add to my profiles SUMMARY AS INTRODUCED: Absentee ballots; witness requirement; printed name and residence address. Requires that a witness to a voter’s absentee ballot provide, in addition to his signature, his printed name and residence address.

By |2021-01-21T12:29:31-05:00January 21st, 2021|Elections, Tier #1 SUPPORT|Comments Off on SB 1455 Absentee ballots; witness requirement; printed name and residence address. Introduced by: Frank M. Ruff, Jr. | all patrons … notes | add to my profiles SUMMARY AS INTRODUCED: Absentee ballots; witness requirement; printed name and residence address. Requires that a witness to a voter’s absentee ballot provide, in addition to his signature, his printed name and residence address.

SB 1432 Electoral college; allocation of electoral votes. Introduced by: Amanda F. Chase | all patrons … notes | add to my profiles SUMMARY AS INTRODUCED: Electoral college; allocation of electoral votes. Revises the process by which the Commonwealth’s electoral votes are allocated among the slates of presidential electors. The bill provides that a voter will vote for two electors for the Commonwealth at large and one elector for the congressional district in which he is qualified to vote. The candidates for President and Vice President receiving the highest number of votes cast statewide are allocated the tw

By |2021-01-19T11:56:24-05:00January 19th, 2021|Elections|Comments Off on SB 1432 Electoral college; allocation of electoral votes. Introduced by: Amanda F. Chase | all patrons … notes | add to my profiles SUMMARY AS INTRODUCED: Electoral college; allocation of electoral votes. Revises the process by which the Commonwealth’s electoral votes are allocated among the slates of presidential electors. The bill provides that a voter will vote for two electors for the Commonwealth at large and one elector for the congressional district in which he is qualified to vote. The candidates for President and Vice President receiving the highest number of votes cast statewide are allocated the tw

HB 2278 Voter registration; political party affiliation; closed primary elections. Introduced by: Glenn R. Davis | all patrons … notes | add to my profiles SUMMARY AS INTRODUCED: Voter registration; political party affiliation; closed primary elections. Adds political party affiliation to the information that an applicant is asked to provide when registering to vote. The political party affiliation or independent status selected by the voter is included in his registration record, and the bill permits voters to change political party affiliation by providing notice in writing or through electronic means authorized by the State Board of Election

By |2021-01-15T15:42:25-05:00January 15th, 2021|Elections, Tier #1 OPPOSE|Comments Off on HB 2278 Voter registration; political party affiliation; closed primary elections. Introduced by: Glenn R. Davis | all patrons … notes | add to my profiles SUMMARY AS INTRODUCED: Voter registration; political party affiliation; closed primary elections. Adds political party affiliation to the information that an applicant is asked to provide when registering to vote. The political party affiliation or independent status selected by the voter is included in his registration record, and the bill permits voters to change political party affiliation by providing notice in writing or through electronic means authorized by the State Board of Election

SB 1281 Elections; qualifications of the general registrar, residency. Introduced by: Joseph D. Morrissey | all patrons … notes | add to my profiles SUMMARY AS INTRODUCED: Elections; qualifications of the general registrar, residency. Removes the requirement that the general registrar of a locality be a resident of that locality or an adjacent locality.

By |2021-01-15T08:48:20-05:00January 15th, 2021|Elections, Tier #1 OPPOSE|Comments Off on SB 1281 Elections; qualifications of the general registrar, residency. Introduced by: Joseph D. Morrissey | all patrons … notes | add to my profiles SUMMARY AS INTRODUCED: Elections; qualifications of the general registrar, residency. Removes the requirement that the general registrar of a locality be a resident of that locality or an adjacent locality.

SB 1153 Elections; absentee voting; ballots to be sorted and results to be reported by precinct. Introduced by: David R. Suetterlein | all patrons … notes | add to my profiles SUMMARY AS INTRODUCED: Elections; absentee voting; ballots to be sorted and results to be reported by precinct. Provides that absentee ballots processed at a central absentee precinct must be sorted by the precinct to wh

By |2021-01-14T18:28:03-05:00January 14th, 2021|Elections, Tier #1 SUPPORT|Comments Off on SB 1153 Elections; absentee voting; ballots to be sorted and results to be reported by precinct. Introduced by: David R. Suetterlein | all patrons … notes | add to my profiles SUMMARY AS INTRODUCED: Elections; absentee voting; ballots to be sorted and results to be reported by precinct. Provides that absentee ballots processed at a central absentee precinct must be sorted by the precinct to wh

SB 1422 Voter registration; list maintenance; lists of decedents transmitted by State Registrar. Introduced by: Jennifer A. Kiggans | all patrons … notes | add to my profiles SUMMARY AS INTRODUCED: Voter registration; list maintenance; lists of decedents transmitted by State Registrar of Vital Records. Requires the State Registrar of Vital Records to transmit

By |2021-01-14T13:23:54-05:00January 14th, 2021|Elections|Comments Off on SB 1422 Voter registration; list maintenance; lists of decedents transmitted by State Registrar. Introduced by: Jennifer A. Kiggans | all patrons … notes | add to my profiles SUMMARY AS INTRODUCED: Voter registration; list maintenance; lists of decedents transmitted by State Registrar of Vital Records. Requires the State Registrar of Vital Records to transmit

SB 1395 Elections; prohibited discrimination in voting and elections administration; required process. Introduced by: Jennifer L. McClellan | all patrons … notes | add to my profiles SUMMARY AS INTRODUCED: Elections; prohibited discrimination in voting and elections administration; required process for enacting certain covered practices; civil causes of action. Prohibits any voting qualification or any standard, practice, or procedure related to voting from being imposed or applied in a manner that results in the denial or

By |2021-01-14T17:43:42-05:00January 14th, 2021|anti-discrimination/LGBT/hate crime, Elections, Tier #1 OPPOSE|Comments Off on SB 1395 Elections; prohibited discrimination in voting and elections administration; required process. Introduced by: Jennifer L. McClellan | all patrons … notes | add to my profiles SUMMARY AS INTRODUCED: Elections; prohibited discrimination in voting and elections administration; required process for enacting certain covered practices; civil causes of action. Prohibits any voting qualification or any standard, practice, or procedure related to voting from being imposed or applied in a manner that results in the denial or

SB 1376 Absentee voting; processing of absentee ballots before election day; reporting of absentee ballots. Introduced by: Richard L. Saslaw | all patrons … notes | add to my profiles SUMMARY AS INTRODUCED: Absentee voting; processing of absentee ballots before election day; reporting of absentee ballot vote totals; central absentee voter precincts. Requires certain actions to be taken to process absentee ballots returned before the day of the election, including opening sealed ballot envelopes and inserting the ballot into a

By |2021-01-14T12:53:00-05:00January 14th, 2021|Elections|Comments Off on SB 1376 Absentee voting; processing of absentee ballots before election day; reporting of absentee ballots. Introduced by: Richard L. Saslaw | all patrons … notes | add to my profiles SUMMARY AS INTRODUCED: Absentee voting; processing of absentee ballots before election day; reporting of absentee ballot vote totals; central absentee voter precincts. Requires certain actions to be taken to process absentee ballots returned before the day of the election, including opening sealed ballot envelopes and inserting the ballot into a