State Background Info:
  Upcoming SoS Elections:

Virginia Election Administration
Chief Election Official(s): State Board of Elections (View Website)
Election/Appointment Process: Three people are appointed by Governor and confirmed by the General Assembly. The two largest parties submit a list of candidates and the governor must choose one from each of the two lists. The governor designates a secretary of the board. Terms last four years.
Responsibilities:
  • Prescribes voter registration forms
  • Determines ballot eligibility of parties
  • Approves new voting systems/ devices
  • Advertises statewide ballot questions
  • Canvasses election returns

Secondary Official(s): Supreme Court of Virginia
Election/Appointment Process: Elected for 12 year terms by both houses of the General Assembly.
Responsibilities:

  • Handles recounts

The election calendar is set by statute.

Current Official(s):
Chairman: Jean Cunningham
Vice-Chair: Harold Pyon
Secretary: Nancy Rodriques

Public Office Experience: N/A
Reelection/Reappointment Date: 2007
Contact Information:
Suite 101, 200 North 9th Street
Richmond, Virginia 23219-3485
Telephone: (804)864-8901 Toll Free: 800 552-9745
FAX: 804 371-0194
webmaster@sbe.virginia.gov

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