General registrar; appointment by electoral board. (HB59)

Introduced By

Del. Lacey Putney (I-Bedford)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


General registrar; qualifications.  Allows an electoral board to appoint a general registrar who is a qualified voter of a county or city adjoining jurisdiction for which he is appointed. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


12/28/2009Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/10
12/28/2009Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/10 10101541D
12/28/2009Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
01/12/2010Impact statement from DPB (HB59)
01/14/2010Assigned P & E sub: #2 Elections
01/26/2010Subcommittee recommends laying on the table
02/02/2010Subcommittee recommends continuing to 2011
02/09/2010Continued to 2011 in Privileges and Elections


robert legge writes:

Isn't this already the case?

Piper writes:

No, the current law requires the GR to be a resident of the county or city. This will allow persons to be GR in the city even if they live in the county and vice versa.

JB writes:

There is one exception to the rule as Piper wrote. HB 1832 (2009) authorized the electoral boards of the 17 cities wholly contained within counties to hire a general registrar residing in the surrounding counties.

Girlie writes:

No not for this bill. HB 1832 should not have been passed for selfish reasons and so is this one.