2021 Session

Budget Amendments - HB1800 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: LaRock
Elections Policy (language only)

Item 86 #8h

Item 86 #8h

Department of Elections


Page 85, after line 48, insert:

"K. Notwithstanding any provision of law, the Department of Elections shall validate the accuracy of voter registration rolls at least two times per year by matching names with death records, postal address changes, name, social security and date of birth records from other states, and eliminate all addresses that cannot be confirmed as genuine, unique citizens eligible to vote in the Commonwealth of Virginia. In addition, the Department shall eliminate voter registration records with addresses identified as being without a valid residential unit from voter registration rolls during this data validation process.

L. Notwithstanding any provision of law, the Department of Elections, offices of general registrars, and any other election official are prohibited from using any funds appropriated in this act for ballot absentee drop boxes, counting absentee votes unless signature verification on the absentee ballot matches the signature on record, counting absentee ballots received after the date of election, or mailing unsolicited absentee ballots to voters."


(This amendment adds language outlining a process for the Department of Elections to sanitize voter registration rolls twice a year. It further prohibits the use of state dollars on select elections related activities.)