Presidential electors; candidate petitions, required signatures, etc. (HB1346)

Introduced By

Del. Mark Cole (R-Fredericksburg) with support from co-patron Del. Jennifer McClellan (D-Richmond)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Presidential primaries; candidate petitions. Reduces the required number of total petition signatures statewide from 10,000 to 5,000 and the required number of petition signatures from each congressional district from 400 to 200 for presidential primaries. Amends § 24.2-545, of the Code of Virginia. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


  • 11/21/2012 Committee
  • 11/21/2012 Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/13 13101133D
  • 11/21/2012 Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
  • 01/08/2013 Impact statement from DPB (HB1346)
  • 01/11/2013 Assigned P & E sub: Elections Subcommittee
  • 01/29/2013 Subcommittee recommends reporting (7-Y 0-N)
  • 02/01/2013 Reported from Privileges and Elections (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
  • 02/02/2013 Read first time
  • 02/04/2013 Read second time and engrossed
  • 02/05/2013 Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (100-Y 0-N)
  • 02/05/2013 VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (100-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
  • 02/06/2013 Constitutional reading dispensed
  • 02/06/2013 Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
  • 02/12/2013 Reported from Privileges and Elections with substitute (11-Y 3-N) (see vote tally)
  • 02/12/2013 Committee substitute printed 13104888D-S1
  • 02/14/2013 Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
  • 02/15/2013 Read third time
  • 02/15/2013 Reading of substitute waived
  • 02/15/2013 Committee substitute agreed to 13104888D-S1
  • 02/15/2013 Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute HB1346S1
  • 02/15/2013 Passed Senate with substitute (27-Y 12-N) (see vote tally)
  • 02/18/2013 Placed on Calendar
  • 02/19/2013 Senate substitute agreed to by House 13104888D-S1 (100-Y 0-N)
  • 02/19/2013 VOTE: ADOPTION (100-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
  • 02/22/2013 Enrolled
  • 02/22/2013 Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1346ER)
  • 02/22/2013 Impact statement from DPB (HB1346ER)
  • 02/23/2013 Signed by Speaker
  • 02/23/2013 Signed by President
  • 03/20/2013 G Approved by Governor-Chapter 550 (effective 7/1/13)
  • 03/20/2013 G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0550)


This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 3 clips in all, totaling 3 minutes.


This is a transcript of the video clips in which this bill is discussed.