HB1118: Elections; persons eligible to obtain lists of persons voting.

HOUSE BILL NO. 1118
Offered January 11, 2012
A BILL to amend and reenact § 24.2-406 of the Code of Virginia, relating to persons eligible to obtain lists of persons voting at primaries and elections.
Patron-- Ingram

Committee Referral Pending

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of Virginia:

1.  That § 24.2-406 of the Code of Virginia is amended and reenacted as follows:

§ 24.2-406. Persons who may obtain lists of persons voting at primaries and elections.

A. The State Board shall furnish to candidates, elected officials, or political party chairmen and to no one else, on request and, at a reasonable price, lists for their districts of persons who voted at any primary, special, or general election held in the four preceding years to (i) candidates for election or political party nomination to further their candidacy, (ii) political party committees or officials thereof for political purposes only, (iii) political action committees that have filed a current statement of organization with the State Board pursuant to § 24.2-949.2 or with the Federal Elections Commission pursuant to federal law, for political purposes only, (iv) incumbent officeholders to report to their constituents, and (v) members of the public or a nonprofit organization seeking to promote voter participation and registration by means of a communication or mailing without intimidation or pressure exerted on the recipient, for that purpose only. Such lists shall be furnished to no one else and shall be used only for campaign and political purposes and for reporting to constituents.

B. The State Board shall furnish to the Chief Election Officer of another state, on request and at a reasonable price, lists of persons who voted at any primary, special, or general election held for the four preceding years. Such lists shall be used only for the purpose of maintenance of voter registration systems and shall be transmitted in accordance with security policies approved by the State Board of Elections.

C. In no event shall any list furnished under this section contain the social security number, or any part thereof, of any registered voter, except for a list furnished to the Chief Election Officer of another state permitted to use social security numbers, or any parts thereof, that provides for the use of such numbers on applications for voter registration in accordance with federal law, for maintenance of voter registration systems.

D. Any list furnished under this section shall contain the post office box address in lieu of the residence street address for any individual who has furnished at the time of registration or subsequently, in addition to his street address, a post office box address pursuant to subsection B of § 24.2-418.