Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Virginia House Unanimously Passes Bill to Move Presidential Primary to March

The Virginia House of Delegates today passed HB 1843 in a 99-0 vote to move the state's presidential primary from the second Tuesday in February to the first Tuesday in March. The House has followed the Senate's lead from last week in passing a similar bill. Both bills have to work their way through the opposite chamber now -- something that is seemingly a formality given the support each bill has received in its respective chamber -- before one heads off to Governor Bob McDonnell for his signature.

SB 1246 has been received by the House and has been referred to the Committee on Privileges and Elections there. The legislature is in session until February 26 so the move of the primary should be wrapped up, at least on the legislative end, by then.

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