Voting equipment; use of direct recording electronic machines (DREs). (HB1127)

Introduced By

Del. David Ramadan (R-South Riding)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Voting equipment; DREs; Voting Equipment Grant Program and Fund. Prohibits the use of direct recording electronic machines (DREs) and requires the use of ballot scanning systems in all elections beginning January 1, 2019. The bill establishes the Voting Equipment Grant Program and Fund, through which the governing body of a county or city may apply for a grant for an amount equal to 50 percent of the cost of the new ballot scanning systems purchased, leased, or otherwise acquired by the governing body in the period of time beginning July 1, 2014, and ending December 31, 2018. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/13/2014Presented and ordered printed 14103036D
01/13/2014Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
01/22/2014Assigned P & E sub: Campaign Finance
01/29/2014Subcommittee recommends reporting (6-Y 1-N)
01/29/2014Subcommittee recommends referring to Committee on Appropriations
01/29/2014Impact statement from DPB (HB1127)
01/31/2014Failed to report (defeated) in Privileges and Elections (10-Y 12-N) (see vote tally)