Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Elections
State Board of Elections
Recounts and Contested Elections [1 VAC 20 ‑ 80]
Chapter is Exempt from Article 2 of the Administrative Process Act
Action is Exempt from Article 2 of the Administrative Process Act
CH 0080 2013 Periodic Review of Chapter 80 Recounts and Contested Elections
Action 4521
General Information
Action Summary The State Board of Elections is proposing amendments to one regulation on recounts and contested elections to implement recommendations received during its periodic review announced May 15, 2013, pursuant to 1 VAC 20-10-120, and to include statutory changes made in the intervening period. The comment period for Chapter 80 opened on June 3, 2013, and closed June 24, 2013. The Board did not take any further action on the matter after the conclusion of the comment period. The current action to seek public comment is an effort to finalize the periodic review. The standards the Board previously relied on have changed through legislation. It is because of this that the proposed regulations differ from the versions previously considered by the Board. The predominate substantive difference includes moving duties associated with the Secretary of the State Board of Elections to the Commissioner of the Department of Elections.
Chapters Affected Only affects this chapter.
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: Virginia Code ยง 2.2-4002
RIS Project Yes  [004650]
Result of Prior Periodic Review Filed 5/15/2013
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
7473 Proposed Stage complete. Comment period ended 04/25/2016.
7621 Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 10/04/2016.
Contact Information
Name / Title: Brooks Braun  / Policy Analyst
Address: 1100 Bank St.
Richmond, VA 23219
Email Address:
Phone: (804)864-8949    FAX: (804)786-0760    TDD: ()-