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2013 SESSION

13104582D
SENATE BILL NO. 963
AMENDMENT IN THE NATURE OF A SUBSTITUTE
(Proposed by the Senate Committee on Privileges and Elections
on January 29, 2013)
(Patron Prior to Substitute--Senator Ebbin)
A BILL to amend and reenact  24.2-115.1 of the Code of Virginia, relating to officers of elections; multiple precincts.

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of Virginia:

1.  That  24.2-115.1 of the Code of Virginia is amended and reenacted as follows:

  24.2-115.1. Officers of election; hours of service.

The electoral board may provide that the officers of election for one or more precincts may be assigned to work all or a portion of the time that the precinct is open on election day or reassigned to another precinct for the remaining portion of election day, as needed. Any officer of election assisting with the closing of the precinct and reporting the results of the votes at the precinct shall be required to report to the precinct at least one hour prior to the closing of the precinct. However, the chief officer and the assistant chief officer, appointed pursuant to 24.2-115 to represent the two political parties, shall be on duty at all times. The electoral board may provide for the administration of the oath of office provided for in 24.2-120 and the oath required in 24.2-611 to be kept with the pollbook at times convenient for officers of election assigned to work only a portion of the time that the precinct is open on election day.