Vol. 27 Iss. 24 - August 01, 2011

Chapter 40
Final Regulation

Title of Regulation: 1VAC20-40. Voter Registration (adding 1VAC20-40-80).

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

Effective Date: Effective upon the filing of the notice of the U.S. Attorney General's preclearance with the Registrar of Regulations or September 1, 2011, whichever is later.

Agency Contact: Martha Brissette, Policy Analyst, State Board of Elections, 1100 Bank Street, Richmond, VA 23219, telephone (804) 864-8925, FAX (804) 786-0760, or email


The regulation provides that absent military and overseas citizens who apply to register to vote or request an absentee ballot by emailing or faxing a signed Federal Post Card Application (FPCA) to the local voting official do not also have to mail the FPCA to the local voting official.

1VAC20-40-80. Application for registration on Federal Post Card Application (FPCA).

An applicant eligible for registration who applies for registration simultaneously with a request for an absentee ballot on a Federal Post Card Application (FPCA) as authorized by § 24.2-703 of the Code of Virginia may apply for registration as well as request an absentee ballot by facsimile transmission or scanned email attachment. An electronically submitted FPCA shall be sufficient to apply for registration and request an absentee ballot if signed and otherwise complete.

NOTICE: The following form used in administering the regulation was filed by the agency. The form is not being published; however, online users of this issue of the Virginia Register of Regulations may click on the name to access the form. The form is also available through the agency contact or at the Office of the Registrar of Regulations, General Assembly Building, 2nd Floor, Richmond, Virginia 23219.

FORMS (1VAC20-40)

Federal Post Card Application, Standard Form 76A (rev. 10/05).

VA.R. Doc. No. R11-2620; Filed July 7, 2011, 10:32 a.m.