Form of ballot; party identification of candidates. Provides that any candidate nominated by a political party or at a primary election shall be identified on the ballot by the name of his political party, unless a provision of a local charter provides to the contrary. Currently, only candidates for federal, statewide, and General Assembly offices are so identified. The bill contains a technical amendment. The bill incorporates SB 263 and SB 720.Legislative Information System of Virginia SB144 details.
Failed to Report
Failed to Report 10-11 in House P&E Committee
|February 22nd||Patron Comments:|
Public Comments (Con):
VA Municipal League: Our opposition to partisanship in local elections has been vocal, this bill however would force smaller towns to comply. Oppose.
Response: Localities Could amend their charters in this interest. It';s not a mandate, in fact it invests more authority at the local level, VML';s opposition is confusing.
Reported with Substitute