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Virginia > Title 24.2 Elections > Election Offenses Generally; Penalties

§ 24.2-1019 Complaints and allegations concerning election law offenses


Any complaint or allegation concerning unlawful conduct under this title shall be filed with the attorney for the Commonwealth of the county or city in which the alleged violation occurred. In the case of a complaint or allegation concerning the filing of a false statement in a voter registration application, the violation shall be deemed to have occurred in the county or city where the applicant sought to be registered.

1983, c. 461, § 24.1-282; 1993, c. 641; 1999, c. 374.

Definition [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.

See § 24.2-452.


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Federal Cases

Case Name: Moseley v. Price

Citation: 300 F. Supp. 2d 389

Federal District Court: Eastern District of Virginia

Year: 2004

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Case Summary: Holding that county official did not violate applicant’s rights by referring his possible voter registration fraud to the Commonwealth’s Attorney without filing a formal complaint and without first conducting a thorough investigation.

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