Elections for certain offices, ranked choice voting, pilot program. (HB2097)

Introduced By

Del. Nick Freitas (R-Culpeper) with support from co-patron Del. Patrick Hope (D-Arlington)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Elections for certain offices; ranked choice voting; pilot program. Provides that elections for local and constitutional offices may be conducted by ranked choice voting, which the bill describes as the method of casting and tabulating votes in which (i) voters rank candidates in order of preference, (ii) tabulation proceeds in rounds in each of which either a candidate or candidates are elected or the last-place candidate is defeated, and (iii) tabulation ends when the number of candidates elected equals the number of offices to be filled. The provisions of the bill expire on July 1, 2024. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/08/2019Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/19 19100373D
01/08/2019Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
01/12/2019Assigned P & E sub: Subcommittee #3
01/23/2019Impact statement from DPB (HB2097)
01/23/2019Subcommittee recommends laying on the table (7-Y 0-N)
02/05/2019Left in Privileges and Elections