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[Peninsula-Patriots] FW: Oppose SB 188 - absentee voting by email - Friday, Feb. 17




Oppose SB 188

SB 188 Absentee voting; application for absentee ballots by electronic mail or other electronic means

This bill is on the Docket for Friday, Feb. 17 at 9:30 A.M.

It has already passed the Senate and needs to be stopped in the House.

·       This bill allows absentee ballots to be submitted by email.

·       The concern, of course, is voter fraud.  There is no identification requirement and no actual signature involved.

Please oppose this bill.

To Email Delegates:



To Call Delegates:

Chairman Mark L. Cole  (804) 698-1088

Delegate Lacey E. Putney   (804) 698-1019

Delegate Riley E. Ingram  (804) 698-1062

Delegate S. Chris Jones  (804) 698-1076

Delegate David B. Albo   (804) 698-1042

Delegate John A. Cosgrove  (804) 698-1078

Delegate John M. O'Bannon, III   (804) 698-1073

Delegate Robert B. Bell (804) 698-1058

Delegate Jackson H. Miller  (804) 698-1050

Delegate R. Steven Landes  (804) 698-1025

Delegate Timothy D. Hugo  (804) 698-1040

Delegate John A. Cox   (804) 698-1055

Delegate David I. Ramadan   (804) 698-1087

Delegate Margaret B. Ransone   (804) 698-1099

Delegate Israel D. O'Quinn   (804) 698-1005

Delegate James M. Scott  (804) 698-1053

Delegate Kenneth C. Alexander  (804) 698-1089

Delegate Johnny S. Joannou   (804) 698-1079

Delegate Mark D. Sickles   (804) 698-1043

Delegate Algie T. Howell, Jr.  (804) 698-1090

Delegate Rosalyn R. Dance  (804) 698-1063

Delegate Lionell Spruill, Sr.  (804) 698-1077


For More Information:

SB 188 Absentee voting; application for absentee ballots by electronic mail or other electronic means.  John C. Miller

Summary as passed Senate: (all summaries)

Absentee voting; application by electronic mail or other electronic means. Provides that the State Board of Elections shall implement a system to accept absentee ballot applications electronically. Currently, an applicant may request and receive, but not submit, an absentee ballot application electronically. The bill further provides that any applicant for an absentee ballot may request that the ballot materials be sent to him by electronic transmission. The option for such electronic transmission is currently available only to military and overseas voters.

Full text:
01/10/12 Senate: Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/12 12101645D pdf
01/31/12 Senate: Committee substitute printed 12104369D-S1 pdf | impact statement 

01/10/12 Senate: Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/12 12101645D
01/10/12 Senate: Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
01/17/12 Senate: Assigned to P&E sub: Campaigns and Elections
01/31/12 Senate: Reported from Privileges and Elections with substitute (14-Y 1-N)
01/31/12 Senate: Committee substitute printed 12104369D-S1
02/02/12 Senate: Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N)
02/03/12 Senate: Read second time
02/03/12 Senate: Reading of substitute waived
02/03/12 Senate: Committee substitute agreed to 12104369D-S1
02/03/12 Senate: Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute SB188S1
02/06/12 Senate: Read third time and passed Senate (34-Y 5-N)
02/13/12 House: Placed on Calendar
02/13/12 House: Read first time
02/13/12 House: Referred to Committee on Privil

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