Determination of tie votes; recounts, special elections. (HB178)

Introduced By

Del. Mark Levine (D-Alexandria) with support from co-patron Del. Kaye Kory (D-Falls Church)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Determination of tie votes; recounts; special elections. Provides that, in elections for the General Assembly and local offices, if two or more persons have an equal number of votes, and a higher number than any other person, there shall be a recount of the vote without any action being required by any of the candidates receiving the equal number of votes. The bill also provides that, except in the case of a recount of an election for Governor, Lieutenant Governor, or Attorney General, if the recount court finds that each party to the recount has received an equal number of votes, there shall be a special election held to determine which candidate is elected to the office. Only one recount of any election is permitted. This bill was incorporated into HB 198. Read the Bill »


02/07/2020: Incorporated into Another Bill


12/26/2019Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/20 20102050D
12/26/2019Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
01/13/2020Assigned P & E sub: Elections
01/30/2020Impact statement from DPB (HB178)
02/04/2020Subcommittee recommends incorporating (HB198-Price)
02/07/2020Incorporated by Privileges and Elections (HB198-Price)

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