HJR 681/SJR 363
Joint Subcommittee to Study Virginia's Election Process and Voting Technologies
May 15, 2001, Richmond
At its first meeting, the subcommittee received an overview of the current Virginia election process from the State Board of Elections covering:
Invited spokepersons for the NAACP, Electoral Board Association, League of Women Voters, Common Cause, Voter Registrars Association, and Virginia Municipal League highlighted a number of concerns and suggestions:
Professor Stephen K. Medvic of Old Dominion University presented his paper "Does Every Vote Count? An Analysis of Voting Systems and Rejected Votes in the 2000 Virginia Presidential Election." His paper analyzes the number of rejected votes produced by different voting equipment. Quoting from the report:
An informative luncheon presentation focused on repercussions from the Florida presidential election scenario. Leonard Shambon, participant in the National Commission on Federal Election Reform, gave a comprehensive picture of the many studies and groups examining election process issues on the national scene and the progress to date. Professor John Harrison of the University of Virginia Law School outlined the issues raised by the Supreme Court's decision in Bush v. Gore and the extent to which equal protection clause requirements require uniform election procedures.