Agencies | Governor
Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Elections
State Board of Elections
Absentee Voting [1 VAC 20 ‑ 70]
This action is exempt from the executive branch review process.
Overseas voters.
General Information
Action Summary Existing regulations define “Temporary federal only ballot overseas voter” and provide a deemed date of last residence when none is stated on the application. Virginia’s 2012 enactment of the Uniform Military and Overseas Voters Act (UMOVA) repeals former provisions for temporary registration and provides new definitions. 2012 Va. Acts Ch. 353.
Chapters Affected
  VAC Chapter Name Action Type
Primary 1 VAC 20-70 Absentee Voting Amend Existing Regulation
Other chapters
  1 VAC 20 - 40 Voter Registration
Exempt from APA Yes, this chapter is exempt from Article II of the APA and executive branch review. The normal executive branch review process is not required.
RIS Project Yes  [003286]
Note This action is not intended to satisfy the requirement that an entire regulation be reviewed every 4 years.
Stages associated with this regulatory action.
Stage ID Stage Type Status
6238 Proposed Stage complete. Comment period ended 8/17/2012.
6299 Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 8/24/2012.
Contact Information
Name / Title: Martha Brissette  / Policy Analyst
Address: 1100 Bank St.

Richmond, VA 23219
Email Address:
Phone: (800)552-9745 ext: 8925    FAX: (804)786-0760    TDD: (800)260-3466