Election district boundaries; counties and cities not to split precincts, etc. (SB522)

Introduced By

Sen. George Barker (D-Alexandria) with support from co-patron Sen. Adam Ebbin (D-Alexandria)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Election district boundaries not to split precincts. Requires county and city governing bodies in each year ending in one, immediately after the completion of decennial redistricting, to establish precinct boundaries so that no precinct is split between two or more congressional, state Senate, House of Delegates, or county or city election districts. If it is impossible to meet this requirement the governing body is given authority to request a waiver from the State Board of Elections to establish a split precinct. The State Board may either grant the waiver or, if the Board finds it more appropriate, approve an exception to the minimum size requirements for precincts. This bill was incorporated into SB 983. Read the Bill »


01/30/2018: Incorporated into Another Bill


01/09/2018Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/18 18103590D
01/09/2018Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
01/30/2018Impact statement from DPB (SB522)
01/30/2018Incorporated by Privileges and Elections (SB983-Obenshain) (13-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)