Candidate petitions; appeal of disqualification for insufficient signatures. (HB1899)

Introduced By

Del. Betsy Carr (D-Richmond) with support from co-patron Del. Manoli Loupassi (R-Richmond)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Candidate petitions; appeal of disqualification for insufficient signatures. Provides standards and procedures for determining whether petition signatures are valid, and an appeal procedure from a determination by the electoral board that the number of valid signatures is insufficient. The process applies in the case of candidates for county, city, and town office who are not party nominees. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/08/2013Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/13 13102813D
01/08/2013Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
01/11/2013Assigned P & E sub: Elections Subcommittee
01/22/2013Impact statement from DPB (HB1899)
01/29/2013Subcommittee recommends laying on the table
02/05/2013Left in Privileges and Elections


ACLU-VA Voting Rights, tracking this bill in Photosynthesis, notes:

The ACLU of Virginia supports legislation that protects the due process rights of candidates and voters by enacting a right to appeal a determination by the State Board of Elections or local electoral board that their petitions are invalid.