Electronic voting equipment; pertaining to procedures and requirements. (SB424)

Introduced By

Sen. Jeannemarie Devolites Davis (R-Vienna)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Election procedures; pollbooks, voting equipment requirements and audits, and recount procedures. Requires (i) that electronic pollbooks provide a contemporaneous and continuous paper printout of the voters' names and identifying information as their names are recorded and that the local electoral board conduct a postelection audit of the electronic pollbooks; (ii) that direct recording electronic devices be equipped to produce a paper record of each vote that can be verified by the voter and used in recounts and that audits be conducted of a percentage of the equipment; and (iii) that the source codes for software used in voting equipment be placed in escrow with the State Board of Elections prior to certification of the equipment for use in Virginia and that the source codes be examined by technical experts. The bill also prohibits any form of wireless electronic communication capability on any direct recorded electronic voting machine, optical ballot tabulator, or other voting or counting device and requires that a percentage of paper ballots be audited during recounts. Read the Bill »


01/31/2006: Failed to Pass in Committee


01/11/2006Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/06 060837844
01/11/2006Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
01/31/2006Continued to 2007 in Privileges and Elections (13-Y 0-N)