Party identification on ballots; requirement extends to local elections. (HB157)

Introduced By

Del. Tag Greason (R-Potomac Falls)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Elections; party identification on ballots; local elections.  Extends to local elections the requirement that ballots identify the nominating political party for party candidates and identify independent candidates as such. Currently, this requirement applies only to federal, statewide, and General Assembly elections. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/06/2012Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/12 12100465D
01/06/2012Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
01/12/2012Assigned P & E sub: Constitutional Amendments Subcommittee
01/23/2012Subcommittee recommends laying on the table
01/27/2012Impact statement from DPB (HB157)
02/14/2012Left in Privileges and Elections

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: SB56, HB374, SB252, SB275, HB769 and HB931.


stephen writes:

Why should it matter what party a person is from, the only question should be is the person any good.

robert legge writes:

Here's a concept Mr. Gleason: Why not let the localities decide that sort of thing. Already they are required to put major party candidates (sans party label) first on the ballot. Why shouldn't that be decided at the local level?