Vol. 28 Iss. 18 - May 07, 2012

Chapter 70
Notice of Effective Date

Title of Regulation: 1VAC20-70. Absentee Voting (adding 1VAC20-70-10, 1VAC20-70-40, 1VAC20-70-50).

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

Effective Date: April 18, 2012.

On January 12, 2011, the State Board of Elections adopted this regulation restating Board policies relating to absentee voting. The final regulation was published February 14, 2011, Volume 27, Issue 12 of the Virginia Register of Regulations (27:12 VA.R. 1271 February 14, 2011) 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 its determination in consultation with the Office of Attorney General that this regulation restating existing policies is not a change in voting practices requiring preclearance. The effective date of this regulation is April 18, 2012. Copies are available online at; by telephone toll-free 1-800-552-9745 or local (804) 864-8910; by written request to FOIA Coordinator, 1100 Bank Street, Richmond, VA 23219; or by email request to

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

VA.R. Doc. No. R11-2686; Filed April 18, 2012, 1:56 p.m.