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
Satellite Offices
Action 5532
General Information
Action Summary The purpose of this regulation is to provide guidance to localities and general registrars regarding the term “adequate facilities” as used in Virginia Code section 24.2-701.2. The Virginia Code states that all early voting satellite locations “shall have adequate facilities for the protection of all election materials…and any voting systems in use at the location.” Currently, neither the Virginia Administrative Code nor the Virginia Elections Code discusses what physical protections and cyber security protections are necessary to make voting systems safe and secure at satellite offices.
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 2.2-4002(B)(8)
RIS Project Yes  [006377]
Is Federal action a driving factor in this regulatory change? If so, please provide a specific reference to the law, regulation or court case.
Not applicable
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
8972 Proposed Stage complete. Comment period ended 09/17/2020.
9110 Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 10/23/2020.
Contact Information
Name / Title: Franchelle Tyson  / ELECT Administrative Program Specialist
Address: 1100 Bank Street First Floor
Richmond, VA 23219
Email Address:
Phone: (804)864-8919    FAX: ()-    TDD: ()-

This person is the primary contact for this board.