Recounts; special election to be held in the case of a tie vote. (HB1993)

Introduced By

Del. Cia Price (D-Newport News) with support from 6 copatrons, whose average partisan position is:

Those copatrons are Del. Lamont Bagby (D-Richmond), Del. Patrick Hope (D-Arlington), Del. Joe Lindsey (D-Norfolk), Del. Sam Rasoul (D-Roanoke), Del. Debra Rodman (D-Henrico), Del. Danica Roem (D-Manassas Park)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Recounts; special election to be held in the case of a tie vote. Provides that if, after a recount of an election, the recount court finds that each party to the recount has received an equal number of votes, there shall be a special election to determine which candidate is elected to the office. This provision would not apply in cases of recounts of elections for Governor, Lieutenant Governor, or Attorney General; the Constitution of Virginia sets out the process for determining a winner in the case of tie votes for statewide offices. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/07/2019Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/19 19101998D
01/07/2019Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
01/12/2019Assigned P & E sub: Subcommittee #2
01/16/2019Impact statement from DPB (HB1993)
01/17/2019Subcommittee failed to recommend reporting (2-Y 4-N)
02/05/2019Left in Privileges and Elections