§ 24.2-404.1 Commissioner of Elections to serve as state coordinator for the administration of the National Voter Registration Act
The Commissioner of Elections shall be the chief state election officer responsible for the coordination of state responsibilities under the National Voter Registration Act (52 U.S.C. § 20501 et seq.).
Virginia challenged NVRA delaying implementation until 1996. Commonwealth v. United States, (E.D.Va. 1995), listed at https://www.justice.gov/crt/voting-section-litigation In 2003, the U.S. Department of Justice investigated Virginia for NVRA compliance. On January 5, 2005, the State Board of Elections Secretary submitted a final progress report detailing plans to ensure designated agencies receive training and site visits to ensure compliance. The U.S. Department of Justice website provides guidance on NVRA compliance through a series of frequently asked questions.
In 2003, the U.S. Department of Justice investigated Virginia for NVRA compliance. In 2005, Virginia filed a final progress report detailing a program of training and site visits for agencies responsible for offering voter registration.
1. Definition for Coordination
An expenditure that is made (i) at the express request or suggestion of a candidate, a candidate’s campaign committee, or an agent of the candidate or his campaign committee or (ii) with material involvement of the candidate, a candidate’s campaign committee, or an agent of the candidate or his campaign committee in devising the strategy, content, means of dissemination, or timing of the expenditure.
2. Definition for State
A state of the United States, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the United States Virgin Islands, or any territory or insular possession subject to the jurisdiction of the United States.
3. Definition for Election
A general, primary, or special election.