Elections & Redistricting

Bills CommitteeLast actionDate
HB 1377 - Greenhalgh - Voter registration; cancellation for persons known to be deceased or disqualified to vote, deadline. (H)  Referral Pending(H) Committee Referral Pending10/17/22
notes: Requires general registrars to cancel the voter registration of persons known by him to be deceased or disqualified to vote within seven days of discovering that the person is no longer entitled to be registered. Current law directs registrars to cancel a voter's registration for certain reasons and on the basis of certain information; the bill retains those requirements.
HJ 458 - Anderson - Constitutional amendments; General Assembly and local elected officials, term limits (first refer.). (H)  Referral Pending(H) Committee Referral Pending11/04/22
notes: Limits members of the Senate to three consecutive terms and members of the House of Delegates to six consecutive terms. The amendments provide that the limits apply to terms of service beginning on and after the start of the 2026 Regular Session of the General Assembly. The amendments also limit officials elected to any county, city, town, or constitutional office to three consecutive terms, except for persons elected to the office of the clerk of the court, who are limited to two consecutive terms. These limits apply to terms of service in county, city, town, and constitutional offices beginning on and after January 1, 2026. Both amendments provide that service for a partial term does not preclude serving the allowed number of full terms.
HJ 459 - Rasoul - Constitutional amendment; qualifications of voters,16-year-olds permitted to vote (first reference). (H)  Referral Pending(H) Committee Referral Pending11/21/22
notes: Provides that, notwithstanding the requirement that a voter shall be 18 years of age, any person who is 16 years of age or older and is otherwise qualified to vote shall be permitted to register to vote and to vote in local elections.
SB 794 - McDougle - Voter identification; identification containing a photograph required. (S) Committee on Privileges and Elections(S) Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections11/30/22
notes: Requires presentation of a form of identification containing a photograph in order to vote. The bill repeals the provisions of law 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, the bill provides that such voter is entitled to cast a provisional ballot.
SJ 223 - Locke - Constitutional amendment; qualifications of voters and the right to vote (first reference). (S) Committee on Privileges and Elections(S) Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections10/28/22
notes: Provides that every person who meets the qualifications of voters set forth in the Constitution of Virginia shall have the fundamental right to vote in the Commonwealth and that such right shall not be abridged by law, except for persons who have been convicted of a felony and persons who have been adjudicated to lack the capacity to understand the act of voting. A person who has been convicted of a felony shall not be entitled to vote during any period of incarceration for such felony conviction, but upon release from incarceration for that felony conviction and without further action required of him, such person shall be invested with all political rights, including the right to vote. Currently, in order to be qualified to vote a person convicted of a felony must have his civil rights restored by the Governor or other appropriate authority. The amendment also provides that a person adjudicated by a court of competent jurisdiction as lacking the capacity to understand the act of voting shall not be entitled to vote during this period of incapacity until his capacity has been reestablished as prescribed by law. Currently, the Constitution of Virginia provides that a person who has been adjudicated to be mentally incompetent is not qualified to vote until his competency is reestablished.
SJ 224 - Chase - Constitutional amendment; General Assembly, term limits (first reference). (S) Committee on Privileges and Elections(S) Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections11/29/22
notes: Limits members of the Senate to three full terms (12 years) and members of the House of Delegates to six full terms (12 years). The limitations apply to service for both consecutive and nonconsecutive terms. Service for a partial term does not preclude serving the allowed number of full terms. The limits apply to terms of service beginning on and after the start of the 2024 Regular Session of the General Assembly.