Qualifications of candidates; evaluate whether a person meets residency requirements. (HB1057)

Introduced By

Del. Ward Armstrong (D-Martinsville)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Elections; qualifications of candidates.  Directs the State Board of Elections or the general registrar, as appropriate, to evaluate whether a person meets the residency requirements to qualify as a candidate and entitle him to have his name printed on the ballot in a general, primary, or special election. In determining residency, the Board or general registrar may consider the applicant's driver's license, motor vehicle registration, and the state and locality to which income and personal property taxes are filed as prima facie evidence of domicile. The State Board, in accepting or failing to accept the qualification of any candidate for election to statewide office, the United States House of Representatives, or the General Assembly shall be considered a case decision and subject to the Administrative Process Act. Any proposed candidate whose statement of qualification was not accepted, or the opponent of a candidate whose statement of qualification was accepted, shall have standing to challenge the action of the State Board in such instance. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/13/2010Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/10 10103683D
01/13/2010Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
01/21/2010Assigned P & E sub: #1 Constitutional
02/04/2010Impact statement from DPB (HB1057)
02/10/2010Subcommittee recommends reporting (7-Y 0-N)
02/12/2010Reported from Privileges and Elections (21-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/14/2010Read first time
02/15/2010Read second time
02/15/2010Passed by temporarily
02/15/2010Amendments by Delegate Griffith agreed to
02/15/2010Engrossed by House as amended HB1057E
02/15/2010Printed as engrossed 10103683D-E
02/16/2010Read third time and passed House (99-Y 0-N)
02/16/2010VOTE: --- PASSAGE (99-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/17/2010Impact statement from DPB (HB1057E)
02/17/2010Constitutional reading dispensed
02/17/2010Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
02/22/2010Assigned to P&E sub: Campaigns and Elections
03/02/2010Reported from Privileges and Elections with substitute (9-Y 6-N) (see vote tally)
03/02/2010Committee substitute printed 10105600D-S1
03/04/2010Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/05/2010Read third time
03/05/2010Passed by for the day
03/05/2010Impact statement from DPB (HB1057S1)
03/08/2010Read third time
03/08/2010Passed by for the day
03/09/2010Read third time
03/09/2010Passed by for the day
03/10/2010Read third time
03/10/2010Motion to recommit to committee agreed to
03/10/2010Recommitted to Privileges and Elections
03/10/2010Pursuant to Rule 20f
03/10/2010Continued to 2011 in Privileges and Elections
12/02/2010Left in Privileges and Elections