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Election Administration [1 VAC 20 ‑ 60]
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6/18/13  2:52 pm
Commenter: W.T. Latham

Questions about 1 VAC 20-60-30
 

Issues in 1 VAC 20-60-30:

  • Paragraph (A) forbids the use of cell phones or other electronic devices "provided that the device contains no camera or video recording capacity." This seems to go further than the wording of Va. Code 24.2-604(C) as well as the "Dos and Don'ts," adopted in August 2012. See IV, 9 of the August 2012 "Dos and Don'ts." Admittedly, 24.2-604(C) is ambiguous, though a textual reading of 604(C) seems to forbid---not the presence of phones with camera or video recording capacity---but the use of that capacity to photograph or record things in the polling place.
  • Paragraph (A): delete the word "precinct" at the end and replace it with the word "place."
  • Paragraph (D): in the phrase "make or receive calls outside the precinct," change the word "precinct" to "polling place." "Precinct" is a legal term defined in 24.2-101, and it refers to the territory served by a polling place.