Elections; electoral board of city contained within one county may appoint city general registrar. (HB1832)

Introduced By

Del. David Toscano (D-Charlottesville)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Elections; general registrars; their appointment, qualification, and term; vacancies; and prohibitions. Provides that the electoral board of a city that is wholly contained within one county may appoint a qualified voter of that county to serve as city general registrar. Cities wholly contained within one county include Bedford City, Buena Vista, Charlottesville, Covington, Danville, Emporia, Fairfax City, Harrisonburg, Lexington, Manassas, Martinsville, Norton, Roanoke City, Salem, Staunton, Waynesboro, and Winchester. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/12/2009Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/14/09 098490752
01/12/2009Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
01/15/2009Assigned P & E sub: Campaign Finance
01/21/2009Subcommittee recommends reporting
01/23/2009Reported from Privileges and Elections (21-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/26/2009Read first time
01/27/2009Read second time and engrossed
01/28/2009Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (98-Y 0-N)
01/28/2009VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (98-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/29/2009Constitutional reading dispensed
01/29/2009Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
02/17/2009Reported from Privileges and Elections (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/19/2009Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/20/2009Read third time
02/20/2009Passed Senate (38-Y 2-N) (see vote tally)
02/25/2009Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1832ER)
02/25/2009Signed by Speaker
02/26/2009Signed by President
03/27/2009G Approved by Governor-Chapter 403 (effective 7/1/09)
03/27/2009G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0403)


This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 1 clip in all, totaling 2 minutes.


Tracy Howard writes:

If the State would pay the registrars a competetive wage, the electoral boards would not have to go outside of the locality to find qualified people!
If this bill passes could a single individual hold the office and collect the salaries of both the City and the County?
Does it work the other way? ie allowing a county to appoint a resident of a surrounded city as registrar of the county?
The system in place to make sure that the registrar has a vested interest in the books that he is maintaining, The simple principle that the registrar must be a voter of the locality he represents should not be changed.