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House of Representatives
Session of 2021 - 2022 Regular Session


Posted: May 20, 2021 10:16 AM
From: Representative Ryan Warner
To: All House members
Subject: Increasing the Required Amount of Ballots on Election Day
During the May 18, 2021 Primary Election, precincts across the Commonwealth were reported to have run out of ballots, resulting in delays for voters, long lines, and even voters being turned away.

There is no excuse for ballot shortages during any election.  In order to prevent this from ever reoccurring, in the near future I plan to introduce legislation to require enough ballots to be printed and supplied to each precinct for 50% of all registered voters in that precinct in each party for a primary election, and 100% of all registered voters in that precinct for a general election. 

We must protect voters against possible disenfranchisement and ensure a process committed to the integrity of the election.

Introduced as HB1614