Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Elections
State Board of Elections
Candidates for Office [1 VAC 20 ‑ 50]
Chapter is Exempt from Article 2 of the Administrative Process Act
Action is Exempt from Article 2 of the Administrative Process Act
Candidate Filings for Special Elections
Action 5419
[Withdrawn 10/20/2023]
General Information
Action Summary The purpose of this regulation is to provide guidance to general registrars regarding the acceptance of candidate qualification documents as required by Chapter 5 of Title 24.2 of the Code of Virginia. This regulation clarifies that for special elections scheduled at a time other than May or November, a person may not submit candidate qualification documents until the issuance of the writ by the appropriate authority.
Chapters Affected Only affects this chapter.
Executive Branch Review This Action is exempt from Article 2 of the Administrative Process Act, but falls within the Executive Branch and will be reviewed by the Governor's Office.
RIS Project Yes  [006232]
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
8810 Proposed Stage withdrawn on 10/20/2023 after the comment period had ended.
Contact Information
Name / Title: Samantha Buckley  / Policy Analyst II
Address: 1100 Bank St.
1st Floor
Richmond, VA 23223
Email Address:
Phone: (804)864-8948    FAX: ()-    TDD: ()-