2009 Regular Session


File Code: Elections Crossfiled with: SENATE BILL 595
Sponsored By:
Delegates Hixson, Bobo, Boteler, Cardin, Frick, George, Ivey, Myers, Olszewski, and F. Turner
Election Law - Audit of Election Results - Transparency in Election Administration


Requiring that a board of canvassers verify the vote count in specified statewide contests and contests for Representative in Congress by means of an audit before certifying the results of an election; requiring that an audit include a comparison of a manual count of votes with the machine count; requiring that the manual count be considered the official and accurate record of the votes cast in a contest; requiring that precincts be selected to be manually counted by means of random draws; etc.

History by Legislative and Calendar Date

Legislative date is used to record history occurring in the Chambers otherwise Calendar date is used.
House Action
First Reading Ways and Means
Hearing 3/3 at 1:00 p.m.
Senate Action
No Action

Sponsored by:

Delegate Sheila E. Hixson, District 20
Delegate Elizabeth Bobo, District 12B
Delegate Joseph C. Boteler, III, District 8
Delegate Jon S. Cardin, District 11
Delegate C. William Frick, District 16
Delegate Ron George, District 30
Delegate Jolene Ivey, District 47
Delegate LeRoy E. Myers, Jr., District 1C
Delegate John A. Olszewski, Jr., District 6
Delegate Frank S. Turner, District 13

Bill indexed under the following Subjects:

Attorney General
Auditors and Audits
Civil Actions -see also- Small Claims
Congress, U.S
Elections -see also- Ballots; Camp Financ; Pol Cands; Voting
Elections Supervisors
Elections, State Board of
Electronic Government
Equipment -see also- Motor Vehicle Equipment
Federal Government
Lieutenant Governor
Political Candidates
Public Information
Recordings -see also- Video
Records -see also- Land Records; Vital Records
Rules and Regulations
Voting -see also- Ballots; Elections

Bill affects the following Statutes:

Election Law
( 2-108 , 10-311 , 11-308 , 11-309 )


Bill Text (Displayed in PDF Format): First Reading, Third Reading, Enrolled
Fiscal and Policy Note (Displayed in PDF Format): Available
Amendments: None offered