Primary dates; presidential primary. (HB55)

Introduced By

Del. Mark Cole (R-Fredericksburg)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Primary dates; presidential primary.  Provides that all primaries for offices to be filled at the November election in presidential election years shall be held on the date of the presidential primary. With respect to candidates for election in November of a presidential election year, the bill also lifts the requirement that petition signatures must be collected after January 1 of the presidential election year. Amends § 24.2-506, § 24.2-507, § 24.2-510, § 24.2-515, § 24.2-544, of the Code of Virginia. Read the Bill »


11/26/2012: Failed to Pass in Committee


  • 12/19/2011 Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/12 12101215D
  • 12/19/2011 Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
  • 01/12/2012 Assigned P & E sub: Constitutional Amendments Subcommittee
  • 01/23/2012 Subcommittee recommends reporting (7-Y 0-N)
  • 01/27/2012 Reported from Privileges and Elections (21-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
  • 01/30/2012 Read first time
  • 01/31/2012 Passed by for the day
  • 01/31/2012 Floor substitute printed 12104887D-H1 (Cole )
  • 02/01/2012 Read second time
  • 02/01/2012 Substitute by Delegate Cole agreed to 12104887D-H1
  • 02/01/2012 Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB55H1
  • 02/02/2012 Impact statement from DPB (HB55H1)
  • 02/02/2012 Read third time and passed House (71-Y 28-N 1-A)
  • 02/02/2012 VOTE: PASSAGE (71-Y 28-N 1-A) (see vote tally)
  • 02/03/2012 Constitutional reading dispensed
  • 02/03/2012 Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
  • 02/15/2012 Assigned to P&E sub: Campaigns and Elections
  • 02/21/2012 Continued to 2013 in Privileges and Elections (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
  • 11/26/2012 Passed by indefinitely in Privileges and Elections (9-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)