Elections; programming optical scan tabulators for recount. (HB917)

Introduced By

Del. Mark Sickles (D-Alexandria) with support from co-patron Del. Luke Torian (D-Woodbridge)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Elections; recount; programming of optical scan tabulators. Provides that if an optical scan tabulator cannot be programmed to count only the ballots for an office or issue in question in a recount, the tabulator shall be programmed to set aside all ballots that contain write-in votes, overvotes, and undervotes for any office or issue to be hand counted using State Board of Elections standards. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/08/2014Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/14 14102388D
01/08/2014Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
01/10/2014Assigned P & E sub: Elections Subcommittee
01/23/2014Impact statement from DPB (HB917)
01/30/2014Subcommittee recommends reporting (7-Y 0-N)
01/31/2014Reported from Privileges and Elections (21-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/03/2014Read first time
02/04/2014Read second time and engrossed
02/05/2014Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (95-Y 0-N)
02/05/2014VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (95-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/06/2014Constitutional reading dispensed
02/06/2014Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
02/25/2014Continued to 2015 in Privileges and Elections (10-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
12/04/2014Left in Privileges and Elections