Candidates for office; method of nominations, etc. (HB194)

Introduced By

Del. Scott Taylor (R-Virginia Beach)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Party nomination methods. Provides that no political party shall determine its candidates for statewide or General Assembly district office by a method that prohibits absentee ballots from being cast by uniformed-service voters or otherwise eligible voters who are employed overseas under a contract with the U.S. Department of Defense. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


12/23/2013Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/14 14102553D
12/23/2013Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
01/21/2014Impact statement from DPB (HB194)
01/22/2014Assigned P & E sub: Constitutional Amendments
01/23/2014Impact statement from DPB (HB194)
01/27/2014Subcommittee recommends striking from docket
02/12/2014Left in Privileges and Elections


Rick Sincere writes:

This bill would effectively prohibit the nomination by convention, caucus, firehouse primary (unassembled caucus), or mass meeting of candidates for statewide office and the General Assembly.

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

The ACLU of Virginia is monitoring this legislation.

Cameron Jones writes:

This bill is a clear violation of the Constitutional rights of free speech and freedom of assembly. NO Government, at any level, has the right to tell us as a political party how we may or may not nominate our candidates!

VOTE NO ON HB 194!!!