Special elections; provisional ballots, determination of results. (SB1571)

Introduced By

Sen. Mark Peake (R-Lynchburg)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Special elections; provisional ballots; determination of results. Provides that in the case of a special election, the local electoral boards shall ascertain the results of the election, make out the abstract of votes, and make out the certificate of election regardless of any provisional ballots whose validity is yet to be determined, unless the number of outstanding provisional ballots is sufficient to change the outcome of the election. The bill requires the State Board of Elections to ascertain the results of the special election in the same manner. The bill also provides that in the case of special elections, the local electoral boards shall meet to process the provisional ballots regardless of any state or federal holiday. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/20/2017Presented and ordered printed 17104129D
01/20/2017Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
01/25/2017Impact statement from DPB (SB1571)
01/31/2017Reported from Privileges and Elections (9-Y 3-N 1-A) (see vote tally)
02/02/2017Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/03/2017Read second time and engrossed
02/06/2017Read third time and passed Senate (21-Y 19-N) (see vote tally)
02/06/2017Reconsideration of passage agreed to by Senate (39-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
02/06/2017Passed by for the day
02/06/2017Reconsideration of Passed by for the day agreed to (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/06/2017Passed Senate (23-Y 17-N) (see vote tally)
02/08/2017Placed on Calendar
02/08/2017Read first time
02/08/2017Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
02/08/2017Assigned P & E sub: Campaigns
02/16/2017Subcommittee recommends laying on the table
02/21/2017Left in Privileges and Elections


This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 1 clip in all, totaling 43 seconds.