Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Elections
State Board of Elections
Campaign Finance And Political Advertisements [1 VAC 20 ‑ 90]
Definition of Express Advocacy
Action 5096 / Stage 8348
Notice of Intended Regulatory Action (NOIRA)  
red ball Preliminary Draft Text 8/16/2018  4:07 pm  
pdf Agency Background Document 8/16/2018    
red ball Governor's Review Memo 10/3/2018   

DPB Review
Submitted on 8/16/2018
Review Completed: 8/29/2018
Governor's Review Governor Review Completed: 10/3/2018
Result: Approved
Virginia Registrar Submitted on 10/5/2018
The Virginia Register of Regulations
Publication Date: 10/29/2018    Volume: 35  Issue: 5
Comment Period Ended 11/28/2018
Contact Information
Name / Title: Arielle Schneider  / Policy Analyst
Address: 1100 Bank Street
Floor 1
Richmond, VA 23220
Email Address:
Telephone: (804)864-8933    FAX: ()-    TDD: ()-


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Action 5096:
Definition of Express Advocacy
Stages associated with this regulatory action.
Stage Type Status
NOIRA   (8348) Stage complete. Comment period ended 11/28/2018.
Proposed   (8523) Stage complete. Comment period ended 08/09/2019.
Final   (8624) Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 01/01/2020.
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