Presidential primary; allows a voter to vote uncommitted. (SB538)

Introduced By

Sen. Steve Martin (R-Chesterfield)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Presidential primary; uncommitted option.  Allows a voter in a presidential primary to vote "uncommitted" where such vote indicates that the voter has no preference among the candidates on the ballot and does not want to commit delegates to vote for any particular candidate at the party's national convention. Amends § 24.2-545, of the Code of Virginia. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


  • 01/12/2012 Presented and ordered printed 12103240D
  • 01/12/2012 Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
  • 01/27/2012 Assigned to P&E sub: Campaigns and Elections
  • 01/27/2012 Impact statement from DPB (SB538)
  • 02/07/2012 Reported from Privileges and Elections (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
  • 02/09/2012 Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
  • 02/10/2012 Read second time and engrossed
  • 02/13/2012 Read third time and passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
  • 02/15/2012 Placed on Calendar
  • 02/15/2012 Read first time
  • 02/15/2012 Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
  • 02/16/2012 Assigned P & E sub: Constitutional Amendments Subcommittee
  • 03/10/2012 Left in Privileges and Elections