Local elections for governing bodies; qualification of voters. (HB2198)

Introduced By

Del. Kelly Fowler (D-Virginia Beach) with support from co-patron Del. Alex Askew (D-Virginia Beach)

Progress

Introduced
Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law

Description

Local elections for governing bodies; qualification of voters. Clarifies that, notwithstanding any other provision of law, general or special, in a locality that elects its governing body at large from the locality, any qualified voter of the locality shall be entitled to vote for the at-large candidates, and in a locality that elects its governing body from districts or wards, only the qualified voters of a district or ward shall be entitled to vote for the candidates of that district or ward. In a locality that elects its governing body from any combination of at-large and districts or wards, any qualified voter of the locality shall be entitled to vote for the at-large candidates and only the qualified voters of a district or ward shall be entitled to vote for the candidates of that district or ward. Read the Bill »

Status

01/20/2021: Awaiting a Vote in the Privileges and Elections Committee

History

DateAction
01/13/2021Committee
01/13/2021Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/21 21102650D
01/13/2021Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
01/14/2021Assigned P & E sub: Voting Rights
01/20/2021House subcommittee amendments and substitutes offered
01/20/2021Subcommittee recommends reporting with substitute (7-Y 0-N)
01/25/2021Impact statement from DPB (HB2198)

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