Electronic voting equipment; State Board of Elections to design pilot program. (SB272)

Introduced By

Sen. Mary Margaret Whipple (D-Arlington)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Elections; a pilot program to test electronic voting equipment and paper record requirements; audits of voting equipment. Requires the State Board of Elections to design a pilot program to test electronic voting equipment and voter-verified records of votes and to provide for audits of voting equipment. As passed, the bill requires the Board to consult technical experts in the design of the program and makes implementation contingent on funds being appropriated for the program. This is a recommendation of the Joint Subcommittee Studying Voting Equipment established pursuant to House Joint Resolution 174 (2004) and Senate Joint Resolution 371 (2005). Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/10/2006Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/06 063221332
01/10/2006Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
01/31/2006Reported from Privileges and Elections with amendments (14-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/31/2006Rereferred to Finance
02/02/2006Fiscal impact statement from DPB (SB272)
02/08/2006Reported from Finance with amendment (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/09/2006Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N)
02/09/2006VOTE: (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/10/2006Read second time
02/10/2006Reading of amendments waived
02/10/2006Committee amendments agreed to
02/10/2006Engrossed by Senate as amended SB272E
02/10/2006Printed as engrossed 063221332-E
02/13/2006Read third time and passed Senate (40-Y 0-N)
02/13/2006VOTE: (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/13/2006Communicated to House
02/14/2006Placed on Calendar
02/14/2006Read first time
02/14/2006Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
02/17/2006Reported from Privileges and Elections (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/17/2006Referred to Committee on Appropriations
02/21/2006Fiscal impact statement from DPB (SB272E)
02/24/2006Assigned App. sub: General Government and Technology (Wardrup)
03/06/2006Continued to 2007 in Appropriations