Elections, State Board of; increases number of members, appointment of Commissioner of Elections. (HB2088)

Introduced By

Del. Kirk Cox (R-Colonial Heights)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


State Board of Elections; number of members; appointment of Commissioner of Elections. Increases the number of members on the State Board of Elections from five to six and requires the political representation of the Board to be equal between the two political parties having received the highest and next highest number of votes at the preceding gubernatorial election. The bill also provides for the Commissioner of Elections, currently appointed by the Governor, to be appointed by the Board. Such appointment would require an affirmative vote of four of the six members of the Board. The bill has a delayed effective date of January 1, 2022. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/12/2021Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/21 21102629D
01/12/2021Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
01/15/2021Impact statement from DPB (HB2088)
01/20/2021House committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
01/20/2021Tabled in Privileges and Elections (13-Y 9-N) (see vote tally)