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§ 24.2-654 Officers to lock and seal voting equipment and ascertain vote after polls closed; statement of results

Overview of Statute

Officers of election lock and seal voting equipment after closing of polls. Then they ascertain the vote given at the election and complete a statement of results.

Statute

As soon as the polls are closed, the officers of election shall lock each voting and counting machine against further voting. They shall then proceed to ascertain the vote given at the election and continue without adjournment until they declare the results of the election. They shall seal the machines.

In ascertaining the vote, the officers of election shall complete a statement of results in duplicate on the form and in the manner prescribed by the State Board.

Code 1950, § 24-258, 24-259, 24-312; 1966, c. 453; 1970, c. 462, §§ 24.1-136, 24.1-222; 1974, c. 428; 1979, c. 329; 1981, c. 425; 1983, c. 461; 1985, c. 458; 1993, c. 641; 2014, cc. 540, 576.

Definition [State Board]

The State Board of Elections.

See § 24.2-101.

Definition [Board]

The State Board of Elections.

See § 24.2-101.

Definition [State]

A state of the United States, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the United States Virgin Islands, or any territory or insular possession subject to the jurisdiction of the United States.

See § 24.2-452.

Definition [Election]

A general, primary, or special election.

See § 24.2-101.

Cases

virginia Cases

Case Name: Hall v. Stuart

Citation: 94 S.E.2d 284

Year: 1956

Case URL: https://www.ravellaw.com/opinions/fff972e61baa5458d96a961b547ec147

Case Summary: Holding that officers of election have no authority to make any agreement for other persons to determine validity of ballots, that commissioners of election declare results but questions of illegal voting and fraud are to be passed upon by another tribunal.

Out-of-State Cases

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