Elections; local electoral boards & general registrars to perform certain risk-limiting audits, etc. (SB370)

Introduced By

Sen. John Bell (D-Chantilly)

Progress

Introduced
Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law

Description

Elections; conduct of election; election results; risk-limiting audits. Requires local electoral boards and general registrars to perform certain risk-limiting audits, defined in the bill, under the supervision of the Department of Elections and in accordance with the procedures prescribed by the State Board of Elections. The bill provides that localities are required to participate in such audits at least once every five years. The bill also provides that the Department shall submit a report on the results of such audits to the State Board. The provisions of the bill requiring that such audits be conducted (i) for at least one randomly selected contested race for the General Assembly in the year of a general election for members of the General Assembly and (i) for any other contested race that is necessary to ensure that each locality participates in a risk-limiting audit of an office within its jurisdiction at least once every five years or that the State Board finds appropriate has a delayed effective date of July 1, 2023. The provision of the bill requiring that such audits be conducted for at least one randomly selected contested race for an office that requires certification by the State Board in the year of general election for any local office has a delayed effective date of July 1, 2024. Read the Bill »

Status

01/11/2022: Awaiting a Vote in the Privileges and Elections Committee

History

DateAction
01/11/2022Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/12/22 22104252D
01/11/2022Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections

Hearing Scheduled

This bill is scheduled to be heard in the Senate Privileges and Elections committee on 01/25/2022. It meets on Tuesday, 4:00 P.M. - Senate Room A.

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