Voter precincts; precincts contained wholly within congressional or state legislative district. (HB382)

Introduced By

Del. Sam Rasoul (D-Roanoke)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Voter precincts to be contained wholly within a congressional or state legislative district. Provides that no precinct shall be split between congressional or state legislative districts where a county or city is divided between two or more such districts. Counties and cities are required immediately after decennial redistricting to establish precinct boundaries that meet this requirement. The local governing body is authorized to apply to the State Board of Elections for a waiver if the governing body concludes that it cannot meet the requirement in one or more instances. The State Board is authorized to grant the waiver if it concludes that the local governing body has presented clear and convincing evidence of its inability to meet the requirement. Alternatively, the State Board is authorized to direct the local governing body to establish precincts with fewer than the minimum number of required registered voters. Amends § 24.2-307, of the Code of Virginia. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/05/2018Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/18 18104414D
01/05/2018Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
01/22/2018Assigned P & E sub: Subcommittee #2
01/31/2018Impact statement from DPB (HB382)
02/01/2018Subcommittee recommends passing by indefinitely (4-Y 2-N)
02/13/2018Left in Privileges and Elections