Agencies | Governor
Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Elections
State Board of Elections
Candidates for Office [1 VAC 20 ‑ 50]
This action is exempt from the executive branch review process.
Amendments to regulations regarding candidate petitions.
General Information
Action Summary The purpose of the proposed action is to ensure that candidate information on the circulated petition page is accurate. The amendment will make the petition page invalid if the candidate’s address provided on the petition page does not match the candidate’s voter registration record at the time of the petition’s circulation. The purpose of the proposed action is to ensure that a voter's signature will be counted as intended even if nonmaterial information is missing. The amendment will permit the petition page or signature to be determined valid even if the signer fails to provide the year when the signing the petition. This proposed amendment will add to the circumstances in which an omission will be considered nonmaterial and will not render the petition page or signature invalid.
Chapters Affected Only affects this chapter.
Exempt from APA Yes, this chapter of the VA Administrative Code is exempt from the Administrative Process Act. The normal executive branch review process is not required.
RIS Project Yes  [005732]
Is Federal action a driving factor in this regulatory change? If so, please provide a specific reference to the law, regulation or court case.
Note This action is not intended to satisfy the requirement that an entire regulation be reviewed every 4 years.
Stages associated with this regulatory action.
Stage ID Stage Type Status
8448 Final Attorney General review in progress.
Contact Information
Name / Title: David Nichols  / Director of Election Services
Address: 1100 Bank Street
Richmond, VA 23219
Email Address:
Phone: (804)864-8952    FAX: ()-    TDD: ()-

This person is the primary contact for this board.