Primary elections; voter registration by political party. (HB806)

Introduced By

Del. Scott Lingamfelter (R-Woodbridge) with support from co-patron Del. Steve Landes (R-Weyers Cave)

Progress

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

Description

Primary elections; voter registration by political party. Adds political 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, 2017, will be designated as independent unless they provide a political party affiliation in writing to the general registrar. No more than one change to a voter's party affiliation or independent status on his registration record shall be permitted within a twelve-month period. Voters may change their party affiliation at any time before the registration records are closed prior to an election, except that voters who are designated as independent may change their independent designation to a political party affiliation at any point after registration records are closed prior to a primary election, including on the day of the primary. Only voters who are registered as being affiliated with the political party may participate in that party's primary. Read the Bill »

Outcome

Bill Has Failed

History

DateAction
01/12/2016Committee
01/12/2016Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/16 16100762D
01/12/2016Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
01/15/2016Assigned to sub: Subcommittee Campaign Finance
01/15/2016Assigned P & E sub: Subcommittee Campaign Finance
01/15/2016Assigned P & E sub:
01/28/2016Impact statement from DPB (HB806)
02/04/2016Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment(s) (4-Y 2-N)
02/04/2016Subcommittee recommends referring to Committee on Appropriations
02/05/2016Failed to report (defeated) in Privileges and Elections (5-Y 16-N) (see vote tally)