Write-in votes; threshold amount required for certain actions by electoral boards. (HB105)

Introduced By

Del. Mark Cole (R-Fredericksburg)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Elections; write-in votes; threshold amount required for certain actions by electoral boards. Saves time and resources for electoral boards in accounting for write-in votes after the election The bill eliminates the percentage threshold, instead requiring only that the total number of write-in votes cast for a particular office be greater than the total number of votes cast for the candidate receiving the most votes for that office before certain actions are required of the electoral board. Read the Bill »


02/25/2014: Failed to Pass in Committee


12/14/2013Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/14 14101767D
12/14/2013Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
01/10/2014Assigned P & E sub: Campaign Finance Subcommittee
01/15/2014Impact statement from DPB (HB105)
01/15/2014Subcommittee recommends reporting (7-Y 0-N)
01/17/2014Reported from Privileges and Elections with amendment (21-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
01/20/2014Read first time
01/21/2014Read second time
01/21/2014Committee amendment agreed to
01/21/2014Engrossed by House as amended HB105E
01/21/2014Printed as engrossed 14101767D-E
01/22/2014Read third time and passed House (83-Y 14-N)
01/22/2014VOTE: PASSAGE (83-Y 14-N) (see vote tally)
01/23/2014Impact statement from DPB (HB105)
01/23/2014Constitutional reading dispensed
01/23/2014Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
01/23/2014Impact statement from DPB (HB105E)
02/25/2014Passed by indefinitely in Privileges and Elections (8-Y 7-N)


This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 2 clips in all, totaling 3 minutes.