|Introduced in House||Passed House||Introduced in Senate||Passed Senate||Became Law|
Sample ballots; color of paper of unofficial sample ballots.
Removes the restriction on unofficial sample ballots being printed on yellow paper. With this bill, unofficial sample ballots are prohibited only from being printed on white paper. The bill contains technical amendments for clarity and readability.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of Virginia:
1. That � 24.2-622 of the Code of Virginia is amended and reenacted as follows:
� 24.2-622. Unofficial sample ballots.
Nothing contained in this
title shall be construed to prohibit: (i) the printing and circulation of
sample paper ballots, which are not printed on white or yellow paper and do
include thereon the words "sample ballot" in type no smaller than 24
point; (ii) the printing and circulation of sample voting equipment ballots,
provided such sample ballots include on their face the words "sample ballot";
or (iii) the Sample
ballots not authorized by electoral boards and provided by electoral boards or
general registrars to precincts pursuant to � 24.2-641 are permitted to be
printed and circulated, which includes publication
in newspapers or on the Internet of sample ballots of
either type. Sample ballots, in whole
or in part, other than the official sample ballots, Such sample ballots shall
not be printed on white or yellow
paper and shall include on their face the words
"sample ballot" in a font size no
smaller than 24 point.
All sample ballots, excepting those official sample ballots authorized by electoral boards and provided by electoral boards or general registrars to precincts pursuant to � 24.2-641, are advertisements for purposes of Chapter 9.5 (� 24.2-955 et seq.). Voters may take sample ballots into the voting booth or enclosure, but shall not give, tender, or exhibit such sample ballot to any person, other than an assistant designated under � 24.2-649, while inside the polling place or within the prohibited area designated by � 24.2-604.
|01/31/2020||House||House: VOTE: Block Vote Passage (99-Y 0-N)|
|01/24/2020||House||House: Reported from Privileges and Elections (22-Y 0-N)|
|01/22/2020||House||House: Subcommittee recommends reporting (6-Y 0-N)|
|01/13/2020||House||House: Assigned P & E sub: Gubernatorial Appointments|
|12/18/2019||House||House: Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/20 20100559D|
|12/18/2019||House||House: Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections|