Elections, State Board of; increases membership. (SB1311)

Introduced By

Sen. John Edwards (D-Roanoke)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


State Board of Elections; membership; Commissioner of Elections. Increases the membership of the State Board of Elections from three members to five members, with representation given to each of the political parties having the highest and next highest number of votes in the Commonwealth at the last preceding gubernatorial election. Three Board members are to be of the party of the Governor. Terms of Board members are initially staggered. The Governor shall designate one member of the Board as the Commissioner of Elections to head the Department of Elections and to act as the principal administrative officer. The Commissioner shall also serve as the chair of the Board. The bill requires the Board to submit an annual report to the Governor and the General Assembly. The bill has a delayed effective date of January 1, 2020. Read the Bill »


01/22/2019: Incorporated into Another Bill


01/07/2019Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/19 19102905D
01/07/2019Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
01/21/2019Impact statement from DPB (SB1311)
01/22/2019Incorporated by Privileges and Elections (SB1455-Vogel) (14-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)