Voting equipment; locking and securing after an election. (HB1235)

Introduced By

Del. Joe Bouchard (D-Virginia Beach) with support from co-patrons Del. Kris Amundson (D-Mount Vernon), and Del. Terry Kilgore (R-Gate City)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Elections; locking of equipment after election; and timing of special elections. Provides that the period of time that voting equipment must be locked and secured after an election will be until the deadline has passed to request a recount (generally 10 days after the election results are certified); and reduces from 60 days to 55 days the period of time during which a special election cannot be called before a general or primary election. These changes give more flexibility for the scheduling of special elections. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/09/2008Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/08 087658808
01/09/2008Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
01/15/2008Assigned P & E sub: Elections
01/25/2008Reported from Privileges and Elections (21-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/28/2008Read first time
01/29/2008Read second time and engrossed
01/30/2008Read third time and passed House (96-Y 2-N)
01/30/2008VOTE: --- PASSAGE (96-Y 2-N) (see vote tally)
01/30/2008Communicated to Senate
01/31/2008Constitutional reading dispensed
01/31/2008Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
02/19/2008Reported from Privileges and Elections (15-Y 0-N)
02/21/2008Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N)
02/22/2008Read third time
02/22/2008Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N)
02/25/2008Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1235ER)
02/26/2008Signed by Speaker
02/28/2008Signed by President
03/05/2008G Approved by Governor-Chapter 385 (effective 7/1/08)
03/11/2008G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0385)

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: SB509.