|Virginia General Assembly|
Open absentee voting for anyone who wants to cast a ballot early or to vote by mail, not just those who have an acceptable excuse. Almost 60 percent of voters cast absentee ballots last year.
Legislators also approved ballot drop-off boxes, prepaid postage for ballot return envelopes, and a formalized process allowing voters to correct errors in their paperwork.
Repeal of Virginia’s mandatory photo ID rule, making registration near-automatic through the DMV, and passage of a state-level voting rights law that creates a stricter review process for any local election changes that might discriminate against racial or linguistic minorities.
A proposed constitutional amendment that, if approved by voters, would automatically restore felons’ voting rights upon release from prison.
A bill allowing ranked-choice voting in local races.
Legislation allowing same-day voter registration is scheduled to begin for the 2022 general election.