Electronic voting equipment;direct recording electronic devices be equipped to produce paper record. (HB2077)

Introduced By

Del. Ward Armstrong (D-Martinsville)

Progress

Introduced
Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law

Description

Election procedures; voting equipment requirements; recount procedures. Beginning January 1, 2009, requires vendors seeking State Board of Elections certification of direct recording electronic (DRE) devices to equip them to produce a paper record of each vote that can be verified by the voter and provides for use of paper records in recounts. Allows use of currently certified DRE machines without voter-verified paper record capacity. Requires localities to provide voting equipment accessible to disabled voters and when required by the Voting Rights Act of 1965, the capacity for alternative languages. Repeals outdated authorization for mechanical voting devices and outdated references to punchcards and mechanical voting devices. Read the Bill »

Outcome

Bill Has Failed

History

DateAction
01/08/2007Committee
01/08/2007Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/08/2007Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/07 075527216
01/12/2007Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
01/12/2007Introduced bill reprinted 075527216
01/18/2007Assigned P & E sub: #2 (Jones, S.C.)
01/22/2007Impact statement from DPB (HB2077)