Primary elections; adds party affiliation to application when registering to vote. (SB62)

Introduced By

Sen. Bill Stanley (R-Moneta)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Primary elections; voter registration by political party.  Adds party affiliation to the information that an applicant is asked to provide when registering to vote. The applicant may indicate that he is an independent. Voters registered prior to January 1, 2013, will be designated as independent unless they provide a political party designation in writing to the general registrar. Voters may change their party affiliation or independent status by written notice at any time before the registration records are closed prior to an election. The state party chairman of each political party must notify the State Board of Elections by January 31 of each year of the party rules governing who may participate in the party primary. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/05/2012Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/12 12100717D
01/05/2012Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
01/17/2012Assigned to P&E sub: Campaigns and Elections
01/31/2012Impact statement from DPB (SB62)
01/31/2012Reported from Privileges and Elections with substitute (8-Y 7-N) (see vote tally)
01/31/2012Committee substitute printed 12104359D-S1
02/01/2012Incorporates SB244
02/01/2012Impact statement from DPB (SB62S1)
02/02/2012Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/03/2012Passed by for the day
02/06/2012Read second time
02/06/2012Passed by for the day
02/07/2012Passed by for the day
02/08/2012Read second time
02/08/2012Reading of substitute waived
02/08/2012Committee substitute agreed to 12104359D-S1
02/08/2012Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute SB62S1
02/09/2012Read third time and defeated by Senate (15-Y 25-N) (see vote tally)
02/09/2012Reconsideration of defeated action agreed to by Senate (39-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
02/09/2012Defeated by Senate (16-Y 24-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, 1 clip in all, totaling 5 minutes.

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: HB1051 and HB1069.


Greg Mathieson writes:

This just allows the political parties to target voters. Don't we have more important thing to work on in Richmond. What ever happened to closing down the ABC stores and saving some 200 million.