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Code of Virginia
Title 24.2. Elections
7/31/2021

Title 24.2. Elections (2021 Updates)

  • Chapter 1. General Provisions and Administration
    • Article 1. Applicability; Definitions
    • § 24.2-101
      Definitions
    • Article 2. State Board of Elections
    • § 24.2-102
      Appointment; terms; Commissioner of Elections; prohibited activities
      § 24.2-103
      Powers and duties in general; report
      § 24.2-103.2
      Duties of the Department of Elections related to accessible absentee voting
      § 24.2-104.1
      Civil actions by Attorney General
      § 24.2-105
      (Effective until September 1, 2021) Prescribing various forms
      § 24.2-105
      (Effective September 1, 2021) Prescribing various forms
    • Article 4. Registrars
    • § 24.2-110
      Appointment, qualifications, and term of general registrar; vacancies; certain prohibitions
  • Chapter 1.1. Rights of Voters
    • § 24.2-125
      Definitions
      § 24.2-126
      Vote denial or dilution
      § 24.2-127
      Impairment of voting rights of registered voters
      § 24.2-128
      (Effective September 1, 2021) Minority language accessibility
      § 24.2-129
      Covered practices; actions required prior to enactment or administration
      § 24.2-130
      At-large method of election; limitations; violations; remedies
      § 24.2-131
      Voter Education and Outreach Fund
  • Chapter 2. Federal, Commonwealth, and Local Officers
    • Article 5. Constitutional and Local Officers
    • § 24.2-218
      (Effective until January 1, 2022) Election and term of county supervisors
      § 24.2-218
      (Effective January 1, 2022) Election and term of county supervisors
      § 24.2-222
      (Effective until January 1, 2022) Election and terms of mayor and council for cities and towns
      § 24.2-222
      (Effective January 1, 2022) Election and terms of mayor and council for cities and towns
      § 24.2-223
      (Effective until January 1, 2022) Election and term of school board members
      § 24.2-223
      (Effective January 1, 2022) Election and term of school board members
    • Article 7. Removal of Public Officers from Office
    • § 24.2-233
      (Effective until January 1, 2024) Removal of elected and certain appointed officers by courts
      § 24.2-233
      (Effective January 1, 2024) Removal of elected and certain appointed officers by courts
      § 24.2-237
      (Effective until January 1, 2022) Who to represent Commonwealth; trial by jury; appeal
      § 24.2-237
      (Effective January 1, 2022) Who to represent Commonwealth; trial by jury; appeal
  • Chapter 3. Election Districts, Precincts, and Polling Places
    • Article 3. Requirements for Election Districts, Precincts, and Polling Places
    • § 24.2-306
      Changes not to be enacted within 60 days of general election; notice requirements
    • Article 4. Effective Dates of Redistricting Measures
    • § 24.2-311
      Effective date of decennial redistricting measures; elections following decennial redistricting
  • Chapter 4. Voter Registration
    • Article 1. Qualifications
    • § 24.2-403.1
      (Effective October 1, 2022) Preregistration of persons 16 years of age or older
    • Article 2. Virginia Voter Registration System
    • § 24.2-404
      (Effective until October 1, 2022) Duties of Department of Elections
      § 24.2-404
      (Effective October 1, 2022) Duties of Department of Elections
      § 24.2-410.1
      Citizenship status; Department of Motor Vehicles to furnish lists of noncitizens
    • Article 3. Locations and Times for Registration
    • § 24.2-411.3
      (Effective until January 1, 2022) Registration of Department of Motor Vehicles customers
      § 24.2-411.3
      (Effective January 1, 2022) Registration of Department of Motor Vehicles customers
      § 24.2-416
      Closing registration records before elections
    • Article 3.1. Mail Registration
    • § 24.2-416.1
      Voter registration by mail
    • Article 3.2. Electronic Registration
    • § 24.2-416.7
      Application for voter registration by electronic means
    • Article 4. Registration of Voters
    • § 24.2-422
      (Effective until January 1, 2022) Appeal of person denied registration
      § 24.2-422
      (Effective January 1, 2022) Appeal of person denied registration
    • Article 5. Cancellation of Registration
    • § 24.2-433
      (Effective until January 1, 2022) Appeal from decision of court
      § 24.2-433
      (Effective January 1, 2022) Appeal from decision of court
  • Chapter 5. Candidates for Office
    • Article 1. Qualifications and Requirements of All Candidates
    • § 24.2-503
      Deadlines for filing required statements; extensions
    • Article 2. Independent Candidates
    • § 24.2-507
      Deadlines for filing declarations and petitions of candidacy
    • Article 3. Nominations of Candidates by Political Parties
    • § 24.2-509
      (Effective until January 1, 2024) Party to determine method of nominating its candidates for office; exceptions
      § 24.2-509
      (Effective January 1, 2024) Party to determine method of nominating its candidates for office; exceptions
      § 24.2-510
      Deadlines for parties to nominate by methods other than primary
    • Article 4. Conduct of Primaries
    • § 24.2-515
      Presidential election year primaries
      § 24.2-515.1
      Schedule for primaries in the year 2001 and each tenth year thereafter
  • Chapter 6. The Election
    • Article 1. General Provisions; Polling Places
    • § 24.2-603
      Hours polls to be open; closing the polls
      § 24.2-604
      Polling places; prohibited activities; prohibited area; penalties
      § 24.2-606
      Preservation of order at elections
    • Article 3. Voting Equipment and Systems
    • § 24.2-638
      Voting equipment to be in plain view; officers and others not permitted to see actual voting; unlocking counter compartment of equipment, etc.
    • Article 4. Conduct of Election; Election Results
    • § 24.2-643
      (Effective until January 1, 2022) Qualified voter permitted to vote; procedures at polling place; voter identification
      § 24.2-643
      (Effective January 1, 2022) Qualified voter permitted to vote; procedures at polling place; voter identification
      § 24.2-646.1
      Permitted use of paper ballots
      § 24.2-649
      Assistance for certain voters inside the polling place; penalties
      § 24.2-649.1
      Assistance for certain voters outside of the 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
      § 24.2-667.1
      Reporting of results; absentee votes
      § 24.2-671
      Electoral board to meet and ascertain results; conclusiveness of results
      § 24.2-673.1
      (Expires July 1, 2031) Ranked choice voting
  • Chapter 7. Absentee Voting
    • § 24.2-701.1
      Absentee voting in person
      § 24.2-703.1
      Permanent absentee voter list
      § 24.2-704
      Applications and ballots for persons requiring assistance in voting; 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
      § 24.2-707.1
      Drop-off locations for return of absentee ballots
      § 24.2-708
      Return of unused ballots; voting by applicant who did not receive or lost ballot; defaced ballots
      § 24.2-709
      Ballot to be returned in manner prescribed by law
      § 24.2-709.1
      Processing returned absentee ballots before election day; cure process
      § 24.2-710
      Absentee voter applicant lists
      § 24.2-711
      Duties of electoral board, general registrar, and officers of election
      § 24.2-712
      Central absentee voter precincts; counting ballots
  • Chapter 8. Recounts and Contested Elections
    • Article 1. Recounts
    • § 24.2-802.1
      Preliminary hearing; court to fix procedure for recount, appoint officers, and supervise the recount
  • Chapter 9.3. Campaign Finance Disclosure Act of 2006
    • Article 2. State Board and Local Electoral Board Responsibilities
    • § 24.2-946.1
      Standards and requirements for electronic preparation and transmittal of campaign finance disclosure reports; database
    • Article 3. Candidates and Their Campaign Committees
    • § 24.2-947.5
      With whom candidates file reports; electronic filing requirement
      § 24.2-947.11
      Special report required of certain large pre-legislative session contributions
  • Chapter 9.5. Political Campaign Advertisements
    • Article 2. Print Media Advertisement Requirements
    • § 24.2-956
      Requirements for print media advertisements sponsored by a candidate campaign committee
    • Article 3. Television and Certain Video Advertisement Requirements
    • § 24.2-957.1
      Requirements for television advertisements sponsored by a candidate or candidate campaign committee
    • Article 4. Radio and Certain Audio Advertisement Requirements
    • § 24.2-958.1
      Requirements for radio advertisements sponsored by a candidate or candidate campaign committee
    • Article 5. Campaign Telephone Call Requirements
    • § 24.2-959
      Requirements for campaign telephone calls sponsored by a candidate or candidate campaign committee
  • Chapter 10. Election Offenses Generally; Penalties