Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 38-0)
Status: Engrossed on February 7 2020 - 50% progression
Action: 2020-02-07 - Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB201H1
Text: Latest bill text (Comm Sub) [HTML]
Elections; same-day registration; in-person absentee and election day voting. Provides an exception to the closing of registration records for any person who (i) is qualified to register to vote, (ii) is unregistered or registered in a locality in which the person no longer resides but is otherwise entitled to vote by absentee ballot, (iii) desires to vote absentee in person at the time that they present themselves to be registered, and (iv) provides proof of residency. The bill also permits same-day registrants to vote absentee and provides an excuse for election day absentee voting for such voters. The bill requires all voters who register to vote under the provisions of this bill to fill out an absentee application, including the required oath, in order to vote. This bill has a delayed effective date of July 1, 2022.
Notice, they delayed it from taking effect for two years, just so they won't get barraged with folks like me who, having nothing better to do on election day, might be inclined to drive around all day long voting straight Republican in as many different places as I can get to. Because I feel I at least owe Virginia democrats that much. If Bloomberg can buy a state full of elected democrats minions, I can at least buy a tank of gas to drive around and vote against them over and over, right?