General registrar; SBE to establish & Dept. of Elections to conduct program to evaluate performance. (SB459)

Introduced By

Sen. Amanda Chase (R-Midlothian)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Elections; administration; registrars; certain prohibitions. Requires the State Board of Elections to establish and the Department of Elections to conduct a program for the evaluation of the performance of general registrars. Under such evaluation program, general registrars with below satisfactory performance are subject to remedial requirements and possible removal. The bill prohibits general registrars from conducting the duties of officers of election. The bill also provides that no general registrar may have a spouse, relative, or person with whom he resides who serves as the chairman of a political party or other officer of a state, local, or district level political party committee nor a spouse, relative, or person with whom he resides who serves as a paid or volunteer worker in the campaign of a candidate for nomination or election to an office filled by election in whole or in part by the qualified voters of the registrar's jurisdiction. The bill also applies certain prohibitions on registrars and their spouses to all assistant registrars, some of which only apply to paid assistant registrars under current law. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/11/2022Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/12/22 22101503D
01/11/2022Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
01/24/2022Impact statement from DPB (SB459)
01/25/2022Passed by indefinitely in Privileges and Elections (9-Y 6-N) (see vote tally)

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