Voter registration; adds party affiliation to information applicant to provide. (HB88)

Introduced By

Del. Bob Marshall (R-Manassas)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Primary elections; voter registration by political party. Adds party affiliation to the information that an applicant is asked to provide when registering to vote beginning January 1, 2009. The applicant may indicate that he is an independent. Voters registered prior to January 1, 2009, will be designated as independent unless they provide a political party designation to the general registrar. Voters may change their party affiliation or independent status by written notice at any time except the 28 days before an election when the registration records are closed. The state party chairman must notify the State Board by January 31 of each year whether the party will close its primaries and permit only registered party members to participate or whether it will open its primaries to party members and independent voters. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


12/13/2007Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/08 087637616
12/13/2007Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
01/11/2008Assigned P & E sub: Elections
01/30/2008Impact statement from DPB (HB88)
02/08/2008Continued to 2009 in Privileges and Elections