Vol. 28 Iss. 23 - July 16, 2012

Chapter 70
Proposed Regulation

Title of Regulation: 1VAC20-70. Absentee Voting (amending 1VAC20-70-10).

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

Public Hearing Information:

August 23, 2012, 2 p.m. - General Assembly Building, 201 N. 9th Street, House Room C, Richmond, VA

Public Comment Deadline: August 17, 2012.

Agency Contact: Martha Brissette, Policy Analyst, State Board of Elections, 1100 Bank Street, Richmond, VA 23219, telephone (800) 552-9745 ext: 8925, FAX (804) 786-0760, TTY (800) 260-3466, or email


The amendment removes "temporary" from the definition of "Federal only ballot overseas voter."

1VAC20-70-10. Definitions.

The following words and terms when used in this chapter shall have the following meanings unless the context clearly indicates otherwise.

"Application for an absentee ballot" means an application for an absentee ballot submitted on any form approved for that purpose according to federal and state laws. The term includes a Virginia Absentee Ballot Application (SBE-701), a Virginia Annual Absentee Ballot Application (SBE-703.1), and a Federal Post Card Application (SF-76A). A Federal Write-In Absentee Ballot (SF-186A) is an absentee ballot application only for the voted ballot being submitted and is not an application for future elections.

"Envelope B" means the envelope required by § 24.2-706 of the Code of Virginia which identifies the voter.

"Temporary federal "Federal only ballot overseas voter" means a United States citizen residing outside the United States indefinitely who has not provided his last date of residence in Virginia. The date the applicant has provided next to his affirmation will serve as his last date of residence.

VA.R. Doc. No. R12-3286; Filed June 27, 2012, 10:00 a.m.