VA SJR272 | 2021 | Regular Session

Status

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 4-0)
Status: Introduced on December 1 2020 - 25% progression
Action: 2020-12-01 - Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
Pending: Senate Privileges and Elections Committee
Text: Latest bill text (Prefiled) [HTML]

Summary

Constitutional amendment (first reference); qualifications of voters and the right to vote. Establishes that the sole qualifications to vote in the Commonwealth are being a United States citizen, at least 18 years of age, a resident of the Commonwealth, and registered to vote in accordance with the requirements set out in the Constitution of Virginia. The amendment further provides that any person who meets those qualifications has the right to vote and that such right cannot be abridged by law. The bill lifts restrictions on qualifications to vote for those who have been convicted of a felony or adjudicated to be mentally incompetent.

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Title

Constitutional amendment; qualifications of voters and the right to vote (first reference).

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History

DateChamberAction
2020-12-01SenateReferred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
2020-12-01SenatePrefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/21 21100635D

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