HB 1243 Electronic voting equipment; State Board of Elections to design pilot program.
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Summary as introduced:
Election procedures; pollbooks, voting equipment requirements and audits, and recount procedures; pilot program.  Requires the State Board of Elections to design a pilot program to test electronic voting equipment and paper record requirements and incorporate audits of voting equipment.  This provision takes effect in due course July 1, 2006.  The remainder of the bill takes effect January 1, 2009, and requires (i) that electronic pollbooks provide a contemporaneous and continuous paper printout of the voters' names and identifying information as their names are recorded and that the local electoral board conduct a postelection audit of the electronic pollbooks; (ii) that direct recording electronic devices be equipped to produce a paper record of each vote that can be verified by the voter and used in recounts and that audits be conducted of a percentage of the equipment; (iii) that the source codes for software used in voting equipment be placed in escrow with the State Board of Elections prior to certification of the equipment for use in Virginia and that the source codes be examined by technical experts; and (iv) that there be a prohibition on any form of wireless electronic communication capability on any direct recorded electronic voting machine, optical ballot tabulator, or other voting or counting device.

Full text:
01/11/06  House: Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/06 063226332  pdf | impact statement

Amendments:
House amendments

Status:
01/11/06  House: Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/06 063226332
01/11/06  House: Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
01/23/06  House: Assigned to Privileges and Elections sub-committee: #1 (Marshall, R.G.)
02/03/06  House: Reported from Privileges and Elections with amendments (17-Y 5-N)
02/03/06  House: Referred to Committee on Appropriations
02/08/06  House: Assigned App. sub: General Government and Technology (Wardrup)
02/10/06  House: Continued to 2007 in Appropriations by voice vote
12/08/06  House: Left in Appropriations