Primary elections; voter registration by political party, additional information. (HB31)

Introduced By

Del. Scott Lingamfelter (R-Woodbridge)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Primary elections; voter registration by political party. Adds party affiliation to the information that an applicant is asked to provide when registering to vote. The applicant may indicate that he is an independent. Voters registered prior to January 1, 2015, will be designated as independent unless they provide a political party designation in writing to the general registrar. Voters may change their party affiliation or independent status by written notice at any time before the registration records are closed prior to an election. The state party chairman of each political party must notify the State Board of Elections by January 31 of each year of the party rules governing who may participate in the party's primaries held from April 1 of that year and through March 31 of the following year. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


11/29/2013Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/14 14100048D
11/29/2013Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
01/10/2014Assigned P & E sub: Constitutional Amendments Subcommittee
01/17/2014Impact statement from DPB (HB31)
01/23/2014Impact statement from DPB (HB31)
01/27/2014Subcommittee recommends passing by indefinitely
02/12/2014Left in Privileges and Elections


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