HB802: Candidates; Board of Elections to publish list on Internet.

HOUSE BILL NO. 802
Offered January 9, 2008
Prefiled January 8, 2008
A BILL to amend and reenact §§ 24.2-504 and 24.2-525 of the Code of Virginia, relating to elections; persons entitled to have name printed on ballot; online listing of candidates.
Patron-- Englin

Committee Referral Pending

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of Virginia:

1.  That §§ 24.2-504 and 24.2-525 of the Code of Virginia are amended and reenacted as follows:

§ 24.2-504. Persons entitled to have name printed on ballot.

A. Only a person fulfilling all the requirements of a candidate shall have his name printed on the ballot for the election. No person shall have his name printed on the ballot for more than one office at any one election. However, a candidate for federal or statewide office, or a candidate for an office being filled in a special election, may have his name printed on the ballot for two offices at an election.

B. The State Board shall notify the public through its official Internet website of the names of all candidates for federal, statewide, and General Assembly office within 24 hours of the time when the candidates have been certified as qualified for the ballot.

§ 24.2-525. Persons entitled to have name printed on ballot.

A. Only a person meeting all the qualifications and fulfilling all the requirements of a candidate, and who has complied with the rules and regulations of his party, shall have his name printed on the ballot provided for the primary election. No person shall have his name printed on the ballot for more than one office at any one primary election. However, a candidate for federal or statewide office, or a candidate for an office being filled in a special election, may have his name printed on the ballot for two offices at a primary election.

B. The State Board shall notify the public through its official Internet website of the names of all candidates for a primary for federal, statewide, and General Assembly office within 24 hours of the time when the candidates have been certified as qualified for the primary ballot.