Elections; voter-nominated open primary elections, ranked choice voting for certain elections. (HB360)

Introduced By

Del. Sam Rasoul (D-Roanoke)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Elections; voter-nominated open primary elections; ranked choice voting for certain elections. Establishes a voter-nominated primary election for the offices of Governor, Lieutenant Governor, and Attorney General and for the General Assembly and the United States Senate and House of Representatives. A voter-nominated primary election is an election held for the purpose of selecting candidates to be on the ballot at a general election. All candidates, regardless of political party affiliation, are on a single ballot. The four candidates receiving the highest numbers of votes are the candidates for that office at the general election. The bill provides that a general or special election for such offices is conducted by ranked choice voting. Ranked choice voting is 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 with the most votes in the final round is elected. Read the Bill »


12/04/2020: Failed to Pass in Committee


01/02/2020Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/20 20101832D
01/02/2020Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
01/13/2020Assigned P & E sub: Constitutional Amendments
01/26/2020Impact statement from DPB (HB360)
01/27/2020Subcommittee recommends continuing to 2021
01/31/2020Continued to 2021 in Privileges and Elections
12/04/2020Left in Privileges and Elections