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Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Elections
State Board of Elections
Absentee Voting [1 VAC 20 ‑ 70]
This action is exempt from the executive branch review process.
Action Making an Illegible or Missing Postmark an Immaterial Omission on Absentee Ballot Envelopes
General Information
Action Summary This regulatory action adds subsections (F) and (G) to regulation 1VA20-70-20. The new subsection (F) clarifies that a missing postmark is an immaterial omission, and that a ballot received by noon on the third day after an election with no postmark will still count toward that election’s result. New subsection (G) defines “postmark” for the purposes of the regulation.
Chapters Affected Only affects this chapter.
Exempt from APA Yes, this chapter is exempt from Article II of the APA and executive branch review. The normal executive branch review process is not required.
RIS Project Yes  [006478]
Is Federal action a driving factor in this regulatory change? If so, please provide a specific reference to the law, regulation or court case.
New Periodic Review This action will not be used to conduct a new periodic review.
Stages associated with this regulatory action.
Stage ID Stage Type Status
9041 Proposed Comment period is underway and will end on 10/02/2020.
Contact Information
Name / Title: Daniel Davenport  / Policy Analyst
Address: 1100 Bank St
Richmond, VA 23219
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