Voter registration; applicant to provide political party affiliation when registering to vote. (HB628)

Introduced By

Del. Jim LeMunyon (R-Oak Hill)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Elections; voter registration; political party affiliation.  Adds party affiliation to the information that an applicant is asked to provide when registering to vote. The applicant may choose to be listed as independent or undesignated. Voters registered prior to January 1, 2013, will be listed as undesignated unless they provide a political party affiliation or independent status in writing to the general registrar. Voters may change their party affiliation or status by written notice at any time except during the period before an election when the registration records are closed. The bill does not change Virginia's present primary laws, and all registered voters remain eligible to participate in the primaries of any political party. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/10/2012Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/12 12103960D
01/10/2012Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
01/16/2012Assigned P & E sub: Constitutional Amendments Subcommittee
01/23/2012Impact statement from DPB (HB628)
02/06/2012Subcommittee failed to recommend reporting (2-Y 3-N)
02/14/2012Left in Privileges and Elections