Electoral college; revises process of allocation of electoral votes. (HB2230)

Introduced By

Del. Matt Fariss (R-Rustburg) with support from co-patrons Del. Terry Austin (R-Buchanan), Del. Dickie Bell (R-Staunton), Del. Mark Berg (R-Winchester), and Del. Jeff Campbell (R-Marion)

Progress

Introduced
Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law

Description

Electoral college; allocation of electoral votes. Revises the process by which the Commonwealth's electoral votes are allocated among the slates of presidential electors. The bill provides that a voter will vote for two electors for the Commonwealth at large and one elector for the congressional district in which he is qualified to vote. The candidates for President and Vice President receiving the highest number of votes cast statewide are allocated the two electoral votes for the Commonwealth at large, and the candidates for President and Vice President receiving the highest number of votes cast in each congressional district are allocated the one electoral vote for that congressional district. Currently, the candidates for President and Vice President receiving the highest number of votes cast statewide are allocated the total number of the Commonwealth's electoral votes. Read the Bill »

Outcome

Bill Has Failed

History

DateAction
01/16/2015Committee
01/16/2015Presented and ordered printed 15102212D
01/16/2015Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
01/20/2015Assigned P & E sub: Elections
01/21/2015Impact statement from DPB (HB2230)
02/10/2015Left in Privileges and Elections