Voting; handling of overvoted ballots, counting device to receive and count certain ballots. (SB1027)

Introduced By

Sen. John Edwards (D-Roanoke)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Voting; overvoted ballots. Provides, in the case of ballots that are inserted into an electronic counting device, that if a ballot is found to have voted for a greater number of names for one office than the number of persons required to fill the office, the ballot shall be considered void only for that office and the votes for other offices on the ballot are to be counted. Paper ballots already are handled in this manner. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/08/2013Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/13 13101743D
01/08/2013Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
01/21/2013Impact statement from DPB (SB1027)
01/29/2013Reported from Privileges and Elections with amendment (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/31/2013Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/01/2013Read second time
02/01/2013Reading of amendment waived
02/01/2013Committee amendment agreed to
02/01/2013Engrossed by Senate as amended SB1027E
02/01/2013Printed as engrossed 13101743D-E
02/04/2013Impact statement from DPB (SB1027E)
02/04/2013Read third time and passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/06/2013Placed on Calendar
02/06/2013Read first time
02/06/2013Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
02/06/2013Assigned P & E sub: Elections Subcommittee
02/12/2013Subcommittee recommends reporting (7-Y 0-N)
02/15/2013Reported from Privileges and Elections (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/18/2013Read second time
02/19/2013Read third time
02/19/2013Passed House BLOCK VOTE (100-Y 0-N)
02/19/2013VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (100-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/22/2013Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB1027ER)
02/22/2013Impact statement from DPB (SB1027ER)
02/22/2013Signed by Speaker
02/23/2013Signed by President
03/16/2013G Approved by Governor-Chapter 469 (effective 7/1/13)
03/16/2013G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0469)


This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 1 clip in all, totaling 55 seconds.