Voter registration; adds political party affiliation to information an applicant must provide. (HB55)

Introduced By

Del. Mark Cole (R-Fredericksburg)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Elections; voter registration; political party affiliation. 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 or electronically to the general registrar. Voters may change their party affiliation or independent status at any time before an election until the registration records are closed. The bill does not change Virginia's present primary laws, and all registered voters remain eligible to participate in the primary of a political party that chooses to nominate by primary. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


12/04/2013Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/14 14101559D
12/04/2013Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
01/10/2014Assigned P & E sub: Constitutional Amendments Subcommittee
01/17/2014Impact statement from DPB (HB55)
01/23/2014Impact statement from DPB (HB55)
01/27/2014Subcommittee recommends incorporating (HB31-Lingamfelter)
02/12/2014Left in Privileges and Elections


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

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