County and city precincts; required to be wholly contained within election districts. (SB1284)

Introduced By

Sen. George Barker (D-Alexandria)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


County and city precincts; required to be wholly contained within election districts; waiver for administration of split precinct. Requires each county and city precinct to be wholly contained within a single congressional district, Senate district, House of Delegates district, or local election district. The governing body of each county and city is required to establish its precincts immediately following the completion of the decennial redistricting by the General Assembly so that each precinct is wholly contained as required. If a governing body is unable to establish a precinct with the minimum number of registered voters without splitting the precinct between two or more congressional districts, Senate districts, House of Delegates districts, or local election districts, it is required to apply to the State Board of Elections for a waiver to administer a split precinct. The State Board is authorized to grant the waiver or to direct the establishment of a precinct with less than the minimum number of registered voters as permitted by current law. Amends § 24.2-307, of the Code of Virginia. Read the Bill »


05/23/2019: Awaiting a Vote in the Privileges and Elections Committee


01/07/2019Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/19 19101561D
01/07/2019Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
01/15/2019Impact statement from DPB (SB1284)
01/15/2019Incorporated by Privileges and Elections (SB1087-Obenshain) (13-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)

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