Recounts; special election to be held in the case of a tie vote. (HB198)

Introduced By

Del. Cia Price (D-Newport News) with support from co-patrons Del. Cliff Hayes (D-Chesapeake), and Del. Clinton Jenkins (D-Suffolk)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Recounts; special election to be held in the case of a tie vote. Provides that if, after a recount of an election, the recount court finds that each party to the recount has received an equal number of votes, there shall be a special election to determine which candidate is elected to the office. This provision would not apply in cases of recounts of elections for Governor, Lieutenant Governor, or Attorney General; the Constitution of Virginia sets out the process for determining a winner in the case of tie votes for statewide offices. This bill incorporates HB 178 and HB 692. Read the Bill »


02/12/2020: In Committee


12/27/2019Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/20 20101021D
12/27/2019Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
01/13/2020Assigned P & E sub: Elections
01/30/2020Impact statement from DPB (HB198)
02/04/2020Subcommittee recommends reporting with substitute (5-Y 1-N)
02/07/2020Reported from Privileges and Elections with substitute (14-Y 8-N) (see vote tally)
02/07/2020Committee substitute printed 20107626D-H1
02/07/2020Incorporates HB178 (Levine)
02/07/2020Incorporates HB692 (Simonds)
02/09/2020Read first time
02/10/2020Read second time
02/10/2020Committee substitute agreed to 20107626D-H1
02/10/2020Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB198H1
02/10/2020Impact statement from DPB (HB198H1)
02/11/2020Read third time and passed House (55-Y 44-N)
02/11/2020VOTE: Passage (55-Y 44-N) (see vote tally)
02/12/2020Constitutional reading dispensed
02/12/2020Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections

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