Elections; establishes voter-nominated open primary elections. (HB1129)

Introduced By

Del. Sam Rasoul (D-Roanoke)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Elections; voter-nominated open primary elections. Establishes a voter-nominated primary election for the offices of Governor, Lieutenant Governor, and Attorney General and for the General Assembly and the United States Senate and House of Representatives. A voter-nominated primary election is an election held for the purpose of selecting candidates to be on the ballot at a general election. All candidates, regardless of political party affiliation, are on a single ballot. The two candidates receiving the highest and next highest number of votes are the candidates for that office at the general election. The political parties may not nominate candidates for these offices by any nominating method, but they are permitted to otherwise contribute to, endorse, or support a candidate for these offices. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/10/2018Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/18 18100411D
01/10/2018Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
01/22/2018Assigned P & E sub: Subcommittee #2
01/31/2018Impact statement from DPB (HB1129)
02/01/2018Subcommittee recommends passing by indefinitely (5-Y 1-N)
02/13/2018Left in Privileges and Elections