Primary elections; voter registration by political party affiliation. (SB820)

Introduced By

Sen. John Cosgrove (R-Chesapeake)

Progress

Introduced
Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law

Description

Voter registration by political party affiliation; primary elections. Adds party affiliation, beginning January 1, 2019, to the information that an applicant is asked to provide when registering to vote. The applicant may indicate that he is an independent. Voters registered prior to January 1, 2019, will be designated as independent unless they provide a political party designation in writing to the general registrar. Voters may change their party affiliation or independent status by written notice at any time before the registration records are closed prior to an election. The state party chairman of each political party must notify the State Board of Elections by January 31 of each year of the rules adopted by the duly constituted authorities of the state political party governing who may participate in the party's primaries to be held from April 1 of that year through March 31 of the following year. Amends § 24.2-530, § 24.2-535, of the Code of Virginia. Read the Bill »

Outcome

Bill Has Failed

History

  • 01/15/2018 Presented and ordered printed 18104928D
  • 01/15/2018 Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
  • 01/30/2018 Impact statement from DPB (SB820)
  • 02/06/2018 Reported from Privileges and Elections (8-Y 6-N) (see vote tally)
  • 02/08/2018 Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
  • 02/09/2018 Read second time and engrossed
  • 02/12/2018 Passed by temporarily
  • 02/12/2018 Read third time and defeated by Senate (20-Y 20-N) (see vote tally)

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