Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Elections
State Board of Elections
Absentee Voting [1 VAC 20 ‑ 70]
Chapter is Exempt from Article 2 of the Administrative Process Act
Action is Exempt from Article 2 of the Administrative Process Act
Overseas voters.
Action 3734
General Information
Action Summary Existing regulations define “Temporary federal only ballot overseas voter” and provide a deemed date of last residence when none is stated on the application. Virginia’s 2012 enactment of the Uniform Military and Overseas Voters Act (UMOVA) repeals former provisions for temporary registration and provides new definitions. 2012 Va. Acts Ch. 353.
Chapters Affected
  VAC Chapter Name Action Type
Primary 1 VAC 20-70 Absentee Voting Amend Existing Regulation
Other chapters
  1 VAC 20 - 40 Voter Registration
Executive Branch Review This Action is exempt from Article 2 of the Administrative Process Act. The normal executive branch review process is not required. As such, it can be submitted directly for publication and is effective upon publication.
Exempt Citation: 2.2-4002(B)(8).
RIS Project Yes  [003286]
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
6238 Proposed Stage complete. Comment period ended 08/17/2012.
6299 Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 08/24/2012.
Contact Information
Name / Title: Martha Brissette  / Policy Analyst
Address: 1100 Bank St.

Richmond, VA 23219
Email Address:
Phone: (800)552-9745 ext: 8925    FAX: (804)786-0760    TDD: (800)260-3466