Ballots, paper & machine; write-in votes will be counted if last name is spelled correctly. (SB523)

Introduced By

Sen. Frank Wagner (R-Virginia Beach)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Elections; paper and machine ballots; write-in votes. Provides that write-in votes will be counted only if the last name of the write-in candidate is spelled correctly as determined by the chief officer of election at the polling place. Ballots with misspelled names shall be void. Amends § 24.2-644, § 24.2-648, of the Code of Virginia. Read the Bill »


01/29/2008: Awaiting a Vote in the Privileges and Elections Committee


01/09/2008Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/08 088388340
01/09/2008Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
01/29/2008Stricken at request of Patron in Privileges and Elections (11-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)