County board of supervisors or city council; elections for members, ranked choice voting. (HB2751)

Introduced By

Del. David Toscano (D-Charlottesville) with support from co-patron Del. Lee Ware (R-Powhatan)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Elections for members of a county board of supervisors or city council; ranked choice voting. Provides that elections of members of a county board of supervisors or a city council 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 bill provides that any costs incurred by the Department of Elections related to technological changes necessary for the implementation of ranked-choice voting pursuant to the bill shall be charged to the localities exercising the option to proceed with ranked-choice voting. The bill has a delayed effective date of July 1, 2020. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/17/2019Presented and ordered printed 19104513D
01/17/2019Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
01/21/2019Assigned P & E sub: Subcommittee #3
01/23/2019Impact statement from DPB (HB2751)
01/23/2019Subcommittee recommends laying on the table (4-Y 3-N)
02/05/2019Left in Privileges and Elections