HB 1746

  • Virginia House Bill
  • 2021 Regular Session
  • Introduced in House Dec 03, 2020
  • House
  • Senate
  • Governor

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


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

Bill Sponsors (18)



Feb 05, 2021


Left in Privileges and Elections

Jan 26, 2021


Subcommittee recommends laying on the table (3-Y 2-N)

Jan 20, 2021


Impact statement from DHCD/CLG (HB1746)

Jan 19, 2021


Assigned P & E sub: Election Administration

Jan 15, 2021


Impact statement from DPB (HB1746)

Dec 03, 2020


Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/21 21100832D


Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections

Bill Text

Bill Text Versions Format
Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/21 21100832D HTML

Related Documents

Document Format
Fiscal Impact Statement: HB1746F164.PDF PDF
Fiscal Impact Statement: HB1746F122.PDF PDF


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