Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Elections
State Board of Elections
Voter Registration [1 VAC 20 ‑ 40]
Chapter is Exempt from Article 2 of the Administrative Process Act
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6/18/13  2:11 pm
Commenter: W.T. Latham

Amending 1 VAC 20-40-70

1 VAC 20-40-70(A)(2) states that "[a]pplications for voter registration must be signed by the applicant or the name and address of the assistant entered on the signature line for an applicant with physical disability."

On the application, however, the instructions are as follows: "If applicant is unable to sign due to a physical disability, write the name/address of person who assisted. (Required)." The line referred to in these instructions is not the signature line.

I suggest changing the wording of 20-40-70(A)(2) to reflect that the instructions on the form must be followed. At this time, the person assisting the disabled voter is not being instructed to put anything on the signature line.

CommentID: 28568