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§ 24.2-705.2 Late applications and in-person absentee voting for certain officers of election

Overview of Statute

This section outlines how certain officers of election can vote absentee.


Any officer of election, registered and otherwise qualified to vote, who is assigned after 12:00 noon on the Saturday before an election to be absent from his precinct and to serve as an officer of election in another precinct on election day, may apply for an absentee ballot and vote absentee in person pursuant to this section and subject to the following conditions:

1. The officer of election applies in person for an absentee ballot on the Monday immediately preceding the election, before 2:00 p.m., at the principal office of the registrar; and

2. The officer signs a statement, which shall be deemed part of his absentee ballot application and subject to felony penalties for making false statements pursuant to § 24.2-1016, that he has been assigned to serve in a precinct other than the precinct where he votes and that he did not have notice or knowledge of such assignment prior to 12:00 noon on the immediately preceding Saturday.

2001, c. 622.

Definition [Officer of election]

A person appointed by an electoral board pursuant to § 24.2-115 to serve at a polling place for any election.

See § 24.2-101.

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.

Definition [Person]

Any individual or corporation, partnership, business, labor organization, membership organization, association, cooperative, or other like entity.

For the purpose of applying the filing and reporting requirements of this chapter, the term “person” shall not include an organization holding tax-exempt status under § 501(c) (3), 501(c) (4), or 501(c) (6) of the United States Internal Revenue Code which, in providing information to voters, does not advocate or endorse the election or defeat of a particular candidate, group of candidates, or the candidates of a particular political party.

See § 24.2-945.1.

Definition [Election]

A general, primary, or special election.

See § 24.2-101.

Definition [Precinct]

The territory designated by the governing body of a county, city, or town to be served by one polling place.

See § 24.2-101.