Presidential primary; moves date to first Tuesday in March. (HB1843)

Introduced By

Del. Mark Cole (R-Fredericksburg)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Presidential primary.  Moves the presidential primary date from the second Tuesday in February to the first Tuesday in March. The bill retains the first Tuesday in March as the primary date before the May general election. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/11/2011Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/12/11 11103621D
01/11/2011Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
01/18/2011Assigned P & E sub: #2 Elections
01/20/2011Impact statement from DPB (HB1843)
02/01/2011Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment(s) (6-Y 0-N)
02/04/2011Reported from Privileges and Elections with substitute (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/04/2011Committee substitute printed 11104994D-H1
02/04/2011Incorporates HB1667
02/06/2011Read first time
02/07/2011Read second time
02/07/2011Committee substitute agreed to 11104994D-H1
02/07/2011Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB1843H1
02/08/2011Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (99-Y 0-N)
02/08/2011VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (99-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/09/2011Constitutional reading dispensed
02/09/2011Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
02/11/2011Impact statement from DPB (HB1843H1)
02/15/2011Reported from Privileges and Elections (10-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
02/17/2011Constitutional reading dispensed (38-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/18/2011Read third time
02/18/2011Passed Senate (39-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
02/25/2011Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1843ER)
02/25/2011Impact statement from DPB (HB1843ER)
02/25/2011Signed by Speaker
02/25/2011Signed by President
03/25/2011G Approved by Governor-Chapter 570 (effective 7/1/11)
03/25/2011G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0570)


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 55 seconds.