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HB2178

Virginia voter registration system; security plans and procedures, remedying security risks

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Directs the State Board of Elections to promulgate regulations and standards necessary to ensure the security and integrity of the Virginia voter registration system and the supporting technologies utilized by the counties and cities to maintain and record registrant informaiton. The local electoral boards are also required to develop and update annually written plans and procedures to ensure the security and integrity of the supporting technologise. The local electoral boards are further required to report annually to the Department of Elections on its security plans and procedures. The bill authorizes the Department of Elections to limit a locality';s access to the Virginia voter registration ssytem if it is determined that the county or city has failed to develop security plans and procedures or to comply with the security standards established by the State Board; such access would be limited as necessary to address and resolve any security risks or to enforce compliance. Records describing protocols for maintaining the security of Virginia voter registration system and the supporting technologies utilized to maintain and record registrant information are exempted from the Freedom of Information Act and meetings to discuss those protocols are permitted to be closed pusuant to the provisions of the Freedom of Information Act


Mark Sickles
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