Amending 1 VAC 20-60-50
I suggest the following amendments (changes are bolded and italicized):
- The optical scan ballot container shall be opened in plain sight of any authorized party representatives or other observers and, once the ballots have been deposited into a box or envelope provided for the purpose of packaging used ballots after the close of the polls, both the ballot container and the box, or envelope, shall remain in plain sight in the polling place.
- 2. In a general, special, or dual-party primary election, a minimum of two officers of election, representing both political parties, shall execute such a transfer of ballots. In a single-party primary election, the transfer shall be conducted by a minimum of two officers of election.
The reason for the amendment in paragraph 1 and the deletion of old paragraph 2 is that most, if not all, localities do not have extra ballot boxes---as that term is defined in Va. Code 24.2-623---to use merely for storage at the polling places.