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Code of Virginia
Title 24.2. Elections
8/5/2020

Title 24.2. Elections (2020 Updates)

  • Chapter 1. General Provisions and Administration
    • Article 1. Applicability; Definitions
    • § 24.2-101
      Definitions
    • Article 2. State Board of Elections
    • § 24.2-102
      (Effective until January 1, 2021) Appointment; terms; Commissioner of Elections; prohibited activities
      § 24.2-102
      (Effective January 1, 2021) Appointment; terms; Commissioner of Elections; prohibited activities
      § 24.2-103
      (Effective until January 1, 2021) Powers and duties in general
      § 24.2-103
      (Effective January 1, 2021) Powers and duties in general; report
      § 24.2-105
      (Effective until September 1, 2021) Prescribing various forms
      § 24.2-105
      (Effective September 1, 2021) Prescribing various forms
    • Article 3. Local Electoral Boards
    • § 24.2-106
      Appointment and terms; vacancies; chairman and secretary; certain prohibitions; training
      § 24.2-109
      Appointment and removal of general registrar and officers of election; powers and duties in general
    • Article 4. Registrars
    • § 24.2-111
      Compensation and expenses of general registrars
      § 24.2-114
      Duties and powers of general registrar
    • Article 5. Officers of Election
    • § 24.2-115.2
      Officers of election; required training
    • Article 6. Miscellaneous Provisions
    • § 24.2-119.1
      Prohibition on discrimination in employment; penalty
      § 24.2-124
      (Effective September 1, 2021) Minority language accessibility; covered localities
  • Chapter 3. Election Districts, Precincts, and Polling Places
    • Article 2. Congressional, Senatorial, and House of Delegates Districts
    • § 24.2-304.04
      Standards and criteria for congressional and state legislative districts
    • Article 2.1. Reapportionment of Local Election Districts
    • § 24.2-304.1
      At-large and district elections; reapportionment and redistricting of districts or wards; limits
    • Article 3. Requirements for Election Districts, Precincts, and Polling Places
    • § 24.2-307
      Requirements for county and city precincts
    • Article 5. Population Data
    • § 24.2-314
      Population data; reallocation of prison populations
  • Chapter 4. Voter Registration
    • Article 2. Virginia Voter Registration System
    • § 24.2-404
      Duties of Department of Elections
      § 24.2-405
      Lists of registered voters
      § 24.2-410.1
      (Effective until January 1, 2021) Citizenship status; Department of Motor Vehicles to furnish lists of noncitizens
      § 24.2-410.1
      (Effective January 1, 2021) Citizenship status; Department of Motor Vehicles to furnish lists of noncitizens
    • Article 3. Locations and Times for Registration
    • § 24.2-411.2
      State-designated voter registration agencies
      § 24.2-411.3
      Registration of Department of Motor Vehicles customers
      § 24.2-412
      Other locations and times for voter registration
      § 24.2-413
      Accessible registration locations
      § 24.2-415.1
      Persons authorized to receive voter registration applications
    • Article 3.1. Mail Registration
    • § 24.2-416.1
      Voter registration by mail
      § 24.2-416.3
      Distribution of mail voter registration application forms
    • Article 3.2. Electronic Registration
    • § 24.2-416.7
      (Effective until January 1, 2021) Application for voter registration by electronic means
      § 24.2-416.7
      (Effective January 1, 2021) Application for voter registration by electronic means
    • Article 4. Registration of Voters
    • § 24.2-418
      Application for registration
      § 24.2-420.1
      (Effective until October 1, 2022) Extended time for certain persons to register in person
      § 24.2-420.1
      (Effective October 1, 2022) Extended time for persons to register in person
      § 24.2-422
      Appeal of person denied registration
  • Chapter 4.1. Uniform Military and Overseas Voters Act
  • Chapter 5. Candidates for Office
    • Article 2. Independent Candidates
    • § 24.2-506
      Petition of qualified voters required; number of signatures required; certain towns excepted
    • Article 4. Conduct of Primaries
    • § 24.2-521
      Petition required to accompany declaration; number of signatures required
      § 24.2-525
      Persons entitled to have name printed on ballot
    • Article 6. Nominations for Presidential Elections
    • § 24.2-543
      How other groups may submit names of electors; oaths of electors
  • Chapter 6. The Election
    • Article 1. General Provisions; Polling Places
    • § 24.2-604
      Polling places; prohibited activities; prohibited area; penalties
      § 24.2-604.3
      Election day page program; high school students
      § 24.2-604.4
      Polling places; authorized representatives of party or candidate; prohibited activities
      § 24.2-604.5
      Polling places; presence of additional persons authorized
      § 24.2-604.6
      Polling places; simulated election activities
      § 24.2-610
      Materials at polling places
      § 24.2-611
      Form and signing of pollbooks; records of persons voting; electronic pollbooks
    • Article 2. Ballots
    • § 24.2-612
      List of offices and candidates filed with Department of Elections and checked for accuracy; when ballots printed; number required
      § 24.2-622
      Unofficial sample ballots
    • Article 3. Voting Equipment and Systems
    • § 24.2-626
      Governing bodies shall acquire electronic voting systems
      § 24.2-627
      Electronic voting systems; number required
      § 24.2-629
      State Board approval process of electronic voting systems
      § 24.2-639
      Duties of officers of election
    • Article 4. Conduct of Election; Election Results
    • § 24.2-643
      (Effective until January 1, 2021) Qualified voter permitted to vote; procedures at polling place; voter identification
      § 24.2-643
      (Effective January 1, 2021) Qualified voter permitted to vote; procedures at polling place; voter identification
      § 24.2-649
      Assistance for certain voters; penalties
      § 24.2-651.1
      Voter who is shown as having already voted; provisional ballots
      § 24.2-652
      Voter whose name erroneously omitted from pollbook; provisional ballots
      § 24.2-653
      Provisional voting; procedures in polling place
      § 24.2-653.01
      Provisional ballots; electoral boards to make determination as to validity
      § 24.2-653.1
      Voters who did not receive absentee ballots; provisional ballots
      § 24.2-653.2
      Ballots cast after normal close of polling hours due to court-ordered extension; provisional ballots
      § 24.2-653.3
      Voters assigned to split precinct; provisional ballots
      § 24.2-657
      Determination of vote on voting systems
      § 24.2-659
      Locking voting systems after election and delivering keys to clerk; printed returns as evidence
      § 24.2-668
      Pollbooks, statements of results, and ballots to be sealed and delivered to clerk or general registrar
      § 24.2-673.1
      (Effective July 1, 2021; expires July 1, 2031) Ranked choice voting
      § 24.2-674
      Determination by lot in case of tie
  • Chapter 7. Absentee Voting
    • § 24.2-700
      Persons entitled to vote by absentee ballot
      § 24.2-701
      Application for absentee ballot
      § 24.2-701.1
      Absentee voting in person
      § 24.2-701.2
      Absentee voting in person; voter satellite offices
      § 24.2-702.1
      Federal write-in absentee ballots
      § 24.2-703
      Application for absentee ballots for multiple elections for uniformed and overseas voters
      § 24.2-703.1
      (Effective until July 1, 2021) Special annual applications for absentee ballots for eligible absentee voters
      § 24.2-703.1
      (Effective July 1, 2021) Permanent absentee voter list
      § 24.2-703.2
      Replacement absentee ballots for certain disabled or ill voters; penalty
      § 24.2-705
      Emergency applications and absentee ballots for individual emergencies
      § 24.2-706
      Duty of general registrar on receipt of application; statement of voter
      § 24.2-707
      How ballots marked and returned by mail
      § 24.2-709
      Ballot to be returned in manner prescribed by law
      § 24.2-710
      Further duties of electoral board and general registrar; absentee voter applicant lists
  • Chapter 8. Recounts and Contested Elections
    • Article 2. Contested Elections
    • § 24.2-814
      Contest following recount
  • Chapter 9.3. Campaign Finance Disclosure Act of 2006
    • Article 1. General Provisions
    • § 24.2-945
      Elections to which chapter applicable; chapter exclusive
    • Article 2. State Board and Local Electoral Board Responsibilities
    • § 24.2-946.1
      (Effective until January 1, 2021) Standards and requirements for electronic preparation and transmittal of campaign finance disclosure reports; database
      § 24.2-946.1
      (Effective January 1, 2021) Standards and requirements for electronic preparation and transmittal of campaign finance disclosure reports; database
    • Article 3. Candidates and Their Campaign Committees
    • § 24.2-947.2
      Campaign depositories; reimbursements of expenses; petty cash fund
      § 24.2-947.5
      (Effective until January 1, 2021) with whom candidates file reports; electronic filing requirement
      § 24.2-947.5
      (Effective January 1, 2021) with whom candidates file reports; electronic filing requirement
      § 24.2-947.9
      Special report required of certain large pre-election contributions
      § 24.2-947.10
      Filing requirements for persons with multiple campaign committees
      § 24.2-947.11
      Special report required of certain large pre-legislative session contributions
      § 24.2-948.1
      Exemption from reporting requirements for certain candidates for local office and for directors of soil and water conservation districts
    • Article 4. Political Action Committees
    • § 24.2-949.4
      Political action committee treasurer requirements and responsibilities
    • Article 5. Political Party Committees
    • § 24.2-950.3
      Political party committee treasurer requirements and responsibilities
    • Article 6. Referendum Committees
    • § 24.2-951.2
      Referendum committee treasurer requirements and responsibilities
    • Article 7. Inaugural Committees
    • § 24.2-952.2
      Inaugural committee treasurer requirements and responsibilities
  • Chapter 9.5. Political Campaign Advertisements
    • Article 1. General Provisions
    • § 24.2-955
      Scope of disclosure requirements
      § 24.2-955.1
      (Effective until January 1, 2021) Definitions
      § 24.2-955.1
      (Effective January 1, 2021) Definitions
    • Article 2. Print Media Advertisement Requirements
    • § 24.2-956
      (Effective until January 1, 2021) Requirements for print media advertisements sponsored by a candidate campaign committee
      § 24.2-956
      (Effective January 1, 2021) Requirements for print media advertisements sponsored by a candidate campaign committee
      § 24.2-956.1
      Requirements for print media advertisements sponsored by a person or political committee, other than a candidate campaign committee
    • Article 3. Television and Certain Video Advertisement Requirements
    • § 24.2-957
      General provisions; applicability to advertisements in video format
      § 24.2-957.1
      (Effective until January 1, 2021) Requirements for television advertisements sponsored by a candidate or candidate campaign committee
      § 24.2-957.1
      (Effective January 1, 2021) Requirements for television advertisements sponsored by a candidate or candidate campaign committee
    • Article 4. Radio and Certain Audio Advertisement Requirements
    • § 24.2-958
      General provisions; applicability to advertisements in audio format
      § 24.2-958.1
      (Effective until January 1, 2021) Requirements for radio advertisements sponsored by a candidate or candidate campaign committee
      § 24.2-958.1
      (Effective January 1, 2021) Requirements for radio advertisements sponsored by a candidate or candidate campaign committee
    • Article 5. Campaign Telephone Call Requirements
    • § 24.2-959
      (Effective until January 1, 2021) Requirements for campaign telephone calls sponsored by a candidate or candidate campaign committee
      § 24.2-959
      (Effective January 1, 2021) Requirements for campaign telephone calls sponsored by a candidate or candidate campaign committee
    • Article 6. Online Political Advertisements
    • § 24.2-960
      Identification and certification by online political advertisers
  • Chapter 10. Election Offenses Generally; Penalties