Voting equipment; acquisition and securing by localities. (SB685)

Introduced By

Sen. Chuck Colgan (D-Manassas) with support from co-patron Del. Jackson Miller (R-Manassas)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Elections; acquisition of voting equipment by localities; securing voting equipment after the election. Deletes the provision enacted in 2007 that prohibits the acquisition of direct recording electronic (DRE) machines by any locality on and after July 1, 2007. The bill also modifies provisions for securing voting equipment after an election by providing that certain devices do not need to be locked and sealed for 15 days after the election if they are secured by the removal of a memory card, cartridge or other data storage medium and the card, cartridge or other medium is sealed and delivered to the circuit court clerk. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/15/2008Presented and ordered printed 088881212
01/15/2008Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
02/04/2008Impact statement from DPB (SB685)
02/05/2008Continued to 2009 in Privileges and Elections (11-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: HB638.


Rick Sincere writes:

Joe May is one of the few legislators with a strong grasp of modern technology. I think the adjustments to the law he proposes here are well worth consideration. I would support this bill in its current form, but also would welcome any improvements that might be offered.