Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Elections
State Board of Elections
Election Administration [1 VAC 20 ‑ 60]
Material omissions from officer removal petitions and petition signature qualifications
Action 6259
General Information
Action Summary Acts of Assembly Chapter(s) 663 and 664 passed during the 2023 Session of the General Assembly set out the procedures by which an elected officer, or officer who has been appointed to fill an elective office, may be removed from office. As it pertains to the State Board and general registrars, these bills require that (i) the general registrar review a petition for removal on a form prescribed by the State Board and determine its sufficiency; (ii) the general registrar certify the petition within 10 business days and promptly file such certification with the clerk of the circuit court; and (iii) the certification state the number of signatures required, the number of signatures on the petition, the number of valid signatures, along with any signatures found to be invalid and any material omissions from the petition. As a result, the State Board must adopt a regulation outlining what constitutes a material omission on a removal petition, and the State Board must approve a new removal petition form.
Chapters Affected Only affects this chapter.
Executive Branch Review This action will go through the normal Executive Branch Review process.
RIS Project Yes  [7597]
Associated Mandates Procedures for the removal of an elected official
New Periodic Review This action will not be used to conduct a new periodic review.
Stages associated with this regulatory action.
Stage ID Stage Type Status
10025 Fast-Track Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 09/28/2023.
Contact Information
Name / Title: Ashley Coles  / Agency Regulatory Coordinator
Address: Washington Building
1100 Bank Street, First Floor
Richmond, VA 23219
Email Address:
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