Vol. 28 Iss. 17 - April 23, 2012

Chapter 70
Notice of Effective Date

Title of Regulation: 1VAC20-70. Absentee Voting (adding 1VAC20-70-20).

Statutory Authority: § 24.2-103 of the Code of Virginia.

Effective Date: April 3, 2012.

On January 23, 2012, the State Board of Elections adopted this regulation relating to material omissions from absentee ballots. The final regulation was published in Volume 28, Issue 12 of the February 13, 2012, edition of the Virginia Register (28:12 VA.R. 1012-1013 February 13, 2012) with an effective date upon filing a notice of the United States Attorney General's preclearance with the Registrar of Regulations. The State Board of Elections hereby notices the United States Attorney General's approval of this regulation via a letter dated March 27, 2012, from T. Christian Herren, Jr., Chief, Voting Section, to Joshua N. Lief, Esq., Senior Assistant Attorney General, Office of Attorney General of Virginia. The effective date of this regulation is April 3, 2012. Copies are available online at, by calling toll-free 1-800-552-9745, local (804) 864-8910, by sending a written request to FOIA Coordinator, 1100 Bank St., Richmond, VA 23219, or by email request to

Agency Contact: Justin Riemer, Deputy Secretary, State Board of Elections, 1100 Bank Street, Richmond, VA 23219, telephone (804) 864-8904, or email

VA.R. Doc. No. R11-2923; Filed April 3, 2012, 12:36 p.m.