Primary elections; allows write-in votes, etc. (HB1132)

Introduced By

Del. Mark Cole (R-Fredericksburg)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Elections and ballots.  Allows write-in votes in primary elections. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/12/2012Presented and ordered printed 12103235D
01/12/2012Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
01/17/2012Assigned P & E sub: Elections Subcommittee
01/24/2012Subcommittee recommends reporting (4-Y 2-N)
01/27/2012Impact statement from DPB (HB1132)
01/27/2012Reported from Privileges and Elections (19-Y 3-N) (see vote tally)
01/30/2012Read first time
01/31/2012Read second time and engrossed
02/01/2012Engrossment reconsidered by House
02/01/2012Passed by for the day
02/02/2012Read second time
02/02/2012Amendment by Delegate Cole agreed to
02/02/2012Engrossed by House as amended HB1132E
02/02/2012Printed as engrossed 12103235D-E
02/03/2012Read third time and passed House (50-Y 49-N)
02/03/2012VOTE: PASSAGE (50-Y 49-N) (see vote tally)
02/06/2012Impact statement from DPB (HB1132E)
02/06/2012Constitutional reading dispensed
02/06/2012Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
02/21/2012Continued to 2013 in Privileges and Elections (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)


This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 2 clips in all, totaling 9 minutes.


Chuck Hawkins writes:

Good job, Mark. This is what the people want, especially with the current Republican field. Let me know early if you encounter a stick-in-the-mud and we'll bring public opinion toward that direction.