Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Elections
State Board of Elections
Election Administration [1 VAC 20 ‑ 60]
Review 1375
Periodic Review of this Chapter
Includes a Small Business Impact Review
Date Filed: 4/3/2015
Notice of Periodic Review
Submit a Public Comment on WINVote Certification Status

The State Board of Elections (SBE) welcomes the input of stakeholders as it weighs the future certification status of the WINVote voting equipment currently used in 30 Virginia localities. The Board has scheduled a public meeting at 11:00 a.m. on April 14, 2015, General Assembly Building, House Room D. The Department of Elections in a recent report to the Board identified serious security concerns with WINVote voting equipment, particularly with the wireless capability of the system. The report and other documents are available here

The purpose of this public comment forum is to allow Virginians to submit comments on whether the Board should take action to decertify WINVote voting equipment or other action to fulfill its statutory obligation under Va. Code ยง 24.2-103 to protect the integrity of elections in Virginia.

We ask that you please include in your comment your name, any organization that you represent in making comments, and your email address. Comments may be submitted online to the Virginia Regulatory Town Hall at

Public comments should be submitted no later than 5:00 p.m. on Sunday, April 12, 2015. If you are unable to use the online forum, you can submit an email comment to We welcome all thoughtful and informative comments, suggestions and questions and appreciate you taking the time to share your comments with us.

This public comment opportunity is presented in the periodic review area to allow an opportunity for immediate online public comment on an issue of public importance. This forum does not open a new periodic review of the Chapter 60 regulations nor affect the pending periodic review in Chapter 60 for which public comment period has ended.
Publication of Notice in the Register and Public Comment Period
Published in the Virginia Register on 4/3/2015
Comment Period begins on the publication date and ended on 4/12/2015

Comments Received: 86

Review Result
TH-07 Periodic Review Report of Findings   (not yet submitted)
Attorney General Certification
Submitted to OAG: 4/3/2015
Review Completed: 5/8/2015
Result: Not Certified
pdf Review Memo       modified 5/12/2015