VA HB1746 | 2021 | Regular Session


Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Republican 14-0)
Status: Introduced on December 3 2020 - 25% progression, died in committee
Action: 2021-02-05 - Left in Privileges and Elections
Pending: House Privileges and Elections Committee
Text: Latest bill text (Prefiled) [HTML]


Conduct of elections; vote counting; required live video recording. Requires the general registrar of each county and city to provide for a live video recording of each polling place while absentee ballots are cast, votes are counted, and returns are completed, and of each central absentee precinct while ballots are handled and returns are completed. The general registrars are required to ensure the video coverage is recorded and retained until the deadline to request a recount has passed and, if any contest or recount is pending thereafter, until it has been concluded. The bill provides that each live video recording must include date and time indicators and be linked to the official website of the county or city. The Department of Elections is required to post links on its official website to the video coverage for viewing by the public. The bill provides that any disruption in video coverage shall not affect or prevent the continued casting of absentee ballots, counting of votes, or completion of returns, and is not grounds for an election contest.

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Conduct of elections; vote counting, required live video recording.


Roll Calls

2021-01-26 - House - House: Subcommittee recommends laying on the table (3-Y 2-N) (Y: 3 N: 2 NV: 0 Abs: 1) [PASS]


2021-02-05HouseLeft in Privileges and Elections
2021-01-26HouseSubcommittee recommends laying on the table (3-Y 2-N)
2021-01-19HouseAssigned P & E sub: Election Administration
2020-12-03HouseReferred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
2020-12-03HousePrefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/21 21100832D

Code Citations

ChapterArticleSectionCitation TypeStatute Text
242655.1(n/a)See Bill Text

Virginia State Sources

Bill Comments