Vol. 36 Iss. 4 - October 14, 2019

Chapter 50
Final Regulation

REGISTRAR'S NOTICE: The State Board of Elections is claiming an exemption from the Administrative Process Act pursuant to § 2.2-4002 B 8 of the Code of Virginia, which exempts agency action relating to the conduct of elections or eligibility to vote.

Title of Regulation: 1VAC20-50. Candidate Qualification (adding 1VAC20-50-40).

Statutory Authority: §§ 24.2-103 and 24.2-506 of the Code of Virginia.

Effective Date: January 1, 2020.

Agency Contact: David Nichols, Director of Election Services, Department of Elections, 1100 Bank Street, Richmond, VA 23219, telephone (804) 864-8952, or email


As required by Chapter 682 of the 2019 Acts of Assembly, the amendment establishes (i) the requirement that entities that review petition signatures capture the names of canceled voters from the petition on a list and retain this list with the candidate's petition page and (ii) that the reviewing entity may provide this information to appropriate authorities.

1VAC20-50-40. Review of canceled voter petition.

A. Pursuant to the requirements of § 24.2-506 B of the Code of Virginia, in the event a petition signer's voter registration status is canceled at the time of processing petition signatures:

1. The petition signer's name and reason for cancelation must be recorded on a list.

2. A list of canceled voter petition signatures must be retained by the reviewing entity with the candidate's petition page.

B. The candidate's petition page and the list of canceled voter petition signatures may be provided to the appropriate authorities pursuant to § 24.2-1016 of the Code of Virginia.

VA.R. Doc. No. R20-6182; Filed September 24, 2019, 4:41 p.m.