Form of ballot; order of independent candidates, required paperwork. (HB2179)

Introduced By

Del. Mark Sickles (D-Alexandria)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Form of ballot; order of independent candidates. Provides that when there is more than one independent candidate for an office, their names shall appear on the ballot in an order determined by the priority of time of filing for the office. In the event that two or more candidates file simultaneously, the order of filing is determined by lot by the electoral board. Currently, this order applies only to the names of candidates for school board, and the names of all other independent candidates appear alphabetically. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/11/2017Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/17 17101229D
01/11/2017Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
01/16/2017Assigned P & E sub: Campaigns
01/17/2017Impact statement from DPB (HB2179)
01/26/2017Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment (7-Y 0-N)
01/27/2017Reported from Privileges and Elections with amendment (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/30/2017Read first time
01/31/2017Read second time
01/31/2017Committee amendment agreed to
01/31/2017Engrossed by House as amended HB2179E
01/31/2017Printed as engrossed 17101229D-E
02/01/2017Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (98-Y 0-N)
02/01/2017Impact statement from DPB (HB2179E)
02/01/2017VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (98-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/02/2017Constitutional reading dispensed
02/02/2017Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
02/14/2017Reported from Privileges and Elections (14-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/16/2017Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/17/2017Read third time
02/17/2017Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/21/2017Signed by Speaker
02/21/2017Signed by President
02/21/2017Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB2179ER)
02/21/2017Impact statement from DPB (HB2179ER)
02/21/2017Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on 2/21/17
02/21/2017G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, March 27, 2017
03/13/2017G Approved by Governor-Chapter 352 (effective 7/1/17)
03/13/2017G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0352)