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Code of Virginia
Title 51.5. Persons with Disabilities
Chapter 9. Rights of Persons with Disabilities

§ 51.5-43. Discrimination against qualified persons with disabilities in exercising right to vote prohibited.

No person with a disability who is otherwise entitled to vote under the provisions of § 24.2-400 and who is not disqualified from voting under the provisions of § 24.2-101 shall be denied the opportunity to register or vote in this Commonwealth because of such disability. However, nothing in this section shall be construed to require the release of patients from any state hospital as defined in § 37.2-100 or prisoners of any state correctional facility as defined in § 53.1-1 for purposes of registering to vote or voting.

1985, c. 421, § 51.01-43.

The chapters of the acts of assembly referenced in the historical citation at the end of this section may not constitute a comprehensive list of such chapters and may exclude chapters whose provisions have expired.