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
Action Making an Illegible or Missing Postmark an Immaterial Omission on Absentee Ballot Envelopes
Action 5582
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.
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  [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 Stage complete. Comment period ended 10/02/2020.
9111 Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 10/23/2020.
Contact Information
Name / Title: Daniel Davenport  / Policy Analyst
Address: 1100 Bank St
Richmond, VA 23219
Email Address:
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