5/26/2023 10:07 am
Date / Time filed with the Register of Regulations
VA.R. Document Number: R____-______
Virginia Register Publication Information

Transmittal Sheet: Response to Petition for Rulemaking
Initial Agency Notice
Agency Decision
Promulgating Board: State Board of Elections
Regulatory Coordinator: Ashley Coles


Agency Contact: Franchelle Tyson

ELECT Administrative Program Specialist


Contact Address: Department of Elections

1100 Bank Street First Floor

Richmond, VA 23219
Chapter Affected:
vac 20 - 40: Voter Registration
Statutory Authority: State: Va. Code 24.2-103

Federal: 42 USC 1973gg-6
Date Petition Received 05/26/2023
Petitioner Ann Grigorian
 Petitioner's Request
To establish a process that allows jury commissioners to relay, from lists of registered voters obtained from the Department of Elections under ยง 24.2-405, the information obtained from those persons not qualified to serve as jurors as a result of (i) not being a citizen of the United States, (ii) no longer being a resident of the Commonwealth, (iii) being a resident of another county or city in the Commonwealth, (iv) having been convicted of a felony and not having had voting rights restored, or (v) having been adjudicated incapacitated and disqualified to vote and not having had voting rights restored. The rule provides a process whereby the sheriff, clerk of court, or other official responsible for maintaining such information provided by the commissioners may enter into an agreement with the general registrar for the locality to make that information available to that general registrar. The general registrar shall utilize the information received pursuant to this policy to identify registered voters who are no longer qualified to vote and to initiate list maintenance procedures pursuant to current law.
 Agency Plan
Agency is continuing to review if the State Board has the statutory authority to utilize a juror questionnaire for the petitioner's requested purpose, or if the request is in conflict with current statutes.
Publication Date 06/19/2023  (comment period will also begin on this date)
Comment End Date 07/10/2023