|Introduced in House||Passed House||Introduced in Senate||Passed Senate||Became Law|
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.
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.
|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|