Introduced in House Passed House Introduced in Senate Passed Senate Became Law
12/26/2019     01/30/2020  

Election day page program; central absentee voter precinct.

Removes the prohibition against an election day page program being conducted in a central absentee voter precinct.

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12/26/2019 House: Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/20 20100966D Open

            

2020 SESSION

    20100966D
    HOUSE BILL NO. 186
    Offered January 8, 2020
    Prefiled December 26, 2019
    A BILL to amend and reenact � 24.2-604.3 of the Code of Virginia, relating to election day page program; central absentee voter precincts.
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    Patron-- Simon
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    Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
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    Be it enacted by the General Assembly of Virginia:

    1. That � 24.2-604.3 of the Code of Virginia is amended and reenacted as follows:

    24.2-604.3. Election day page program; high school students.

    A. The local electoral board, or its general registrar, may conduct a special election day page program for high school students in one or more polling places designated by the electoral board or the general registrar, other than which may include a central absentee voter precinct. Students shall be selected for the election day page program by the electoral board or the general registrar in cooperation with high school authorities. The program shall be designed to stimulate the pages interest in elections and registering to vote, provide assistance to the officers of election, and ensure the safe entry and exit of elderly and disabled voters from the polling place.

    B. Each page shall receive, from a person designated by the electoral board, training on the duties, responsibilities, and prohibited conduct of election pages. Each page shall take and sign an oath as an election page, serve under the direct supervision of the chief officer of election of his assigned polling place, and observe strict impartiality at all times.

    C. Election pages may observe the electoral process and seek information from the chief officer of election and may assist in the arrangement of the voting equipment, furniture, and other materials for the conduct of the election but shall not enter any voting booth. Election pages may, at the direction and under the direct supervision of the chief officer of election, assist in the counting of unmarked ballots but shall not handle or touch ballots in any other circumstance.

    Picture Name From Date Type
    Marcus B. Simon D-Richmond Sponsor
    Date Branch Action
    01/30/2020 House House: VOTE: Passage (87-Y 11-N)
    01/24/2020 House House: Reported from Privileges and Elections (21-Y 1-N)
    01/22/2020 House House: Subcommittee recommends reporting (6-Y 0-N)
    01/13/2020 House House: Assigned P & E sub: Gubernatorial Appointments
    12/26/2019 House House: Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/20 20100966D
    12/26/2019 House House: Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
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