County manager plan; election of board members by instant runoff voting. (HB506)

Introduced By

Del. Patrick Hope (D-Arlington) with support from co-patron Del. Sally Hudson (D-Charlottesville)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


County manager plan; election of board members by instant runoff voting. Provides that, in a county operating under the county manager plan of government (Arlington County), elections to nominate candidates for and to elect candidates to the board of supervisors may be conducted by instant runoff 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 sequential rounds in which last-place candidates are defeated, and (iii) the candidate or candidates with the most votes in the final round are elected. 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. Read the Bill »


02/18/2020: passed committee


01/04/2020Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/20 20100883D
01/04/2020Referred to Committee on Counties, Cities and Towns
01/10/2020Impact statement from DHCD (HB506)
01/17/2020Assigned CC & T sub: Land Use
01/18/2020Impact statement from DHCD (HB506)
01/22/2020Impact statement from DPB (HB506)
01/23/2020Subcommittee recommends reporting (8-Y 0-N)
01/31/2020House committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
01/31/2020Reported from Counties, Cities and Towns with amendment (18-Y 3-N) (see vote tally)
02/04/2020Read first time
02/05/2020Read second time
02/05/2020Committee amendment agreed to
02/05/2020Engrossed by House as amended HB506E
02/05/2020Printed as engrossed 20100883D-E
02/06/2020Read third time and passed House (68-Y 30-N)
02/06/2020VOTE: Passage (68-Y 30-N) (see vote tally)
02/06/2020Impact statement from DPB (HB506E)
02/07/2020Constitutional reading dispensed
02/07/2020Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
02/18/2020Reported from Privileges and Elections (8-Y 5-N) (see vote tally)
02/18/2020Rereferred to Finance and Appropriations


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