Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Elections
State Board of Elections
Petition 389
Petition Information
Petition Title List of unqualified persons provided to general registrars
Date Filed 5/26/2023    [Transmittal Sheet]
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 § 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's 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.

Comment Period Began 6/19/2023    Ended 7/10/2023
Virginia Register Announcement Submitted on 5/26/2023
The Virginia Register of Regulations
Published on: 6/19/2023     Volume: 39  Issue: 22
Agency Decision Take no action [Transmittal Sheet]    
Response Date 9/19/2023
Decision Publication Date Published on: 10/9/2023     Volume: 40  Issue: 4
Agency Decision Summary

The State Board of Elections met on September 14, 2023 and voted unanimously to take no action on the proposed Petition for Rulemaking pursuant to §2.2-4007 and 1VAC20-10-50 of the Code of Virginia as the Board does not have the statutory authority to regulate the requested practice. The analysis for the decision can be found from the meeting here:

Contact Information
Name / Title: Franchelle Tyson  / ELECT Administrative Program Specialist
Address: 1100 Bank Street First Floor
Richmond, 23219
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