Elections; party identification on ballots in local elections. (HB769)

Introduced By

Del. Steve Landes (R-Weyers Cave)

Progress

Introduced
Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law

Description

Elections; party identification on ballots; local elections.  Extends to local elections the requirement that ballots identify the nominating political party for party candidates and identify independent candidates as such. Currently, this requirement applies only to federal, statewide, and General Assembly elections. Amends § 24.2-613, § 24.2-640, of the Code of Virginia. Read the Bill »

Outcome

Bill Has Failed

History

  • 01/11/2012 Committee
  • 01/11/2012 Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/12 12102067D
  • 01/11/2012 Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
  • 01/17/2012 Assigned P & E sub: Constitutional Amendments Subcommittee
  • 01/23/2012 Subcommittee recommends reporting (5-Y 0-N)
  • 01/27/2012 Impact statement from DPB (HB769)
  • 01/27/2012 Failed to report (defeated) in Privileges and Elections (10-Y 12-N) (see vote tally)

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: SB56, HB157, HB374, SB252, SB275 and HB931.

Comments

stephen writes:

Why should it matter what party a person is from, the only question should be is the person any good.

robert legge writes:

Here's a concept Mr. Gleason: Why not let the localities decide that sort of thing. Already they are required to put major party candidates (sans party label) first on the ballot. Why shouldn't that be decided at the local level?