Primary elections; voter registration by political party. (HB20)

Introduced By

Del. Scott Lingamfelter (R-Woodbridge)


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. 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 in writing 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 of each political party must notify the State Board by January 31 of each year of the party rules governing who may participate in the party primary. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


11/28/2007Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/08 087605600
11/28/2007Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
01/11/2008Assigned P & E sub: Elections
01/30/2008Impact statement from DPB (HB20)
02/08/2008Continued to 2009 in Privileges and Elections
12/04/2008Left in Privileges and Elections