The Law in Virginia
Voter Intimidation is illegal in Virginia.
State law strictly prohibits voter intimidation and election interference. Interference or intimidation is punishable by jail time and a fine up to $2,500.
Bottom line: Election interference and voter intimidation will result in legal consequences. Code of Virginia. § 24.2-607.
Who can be a poll watcher?
Representatives of a party or candidate
Must have authorization prior to Election Day
Poll watchers can not:
Campaign for candidates
Interfere with the election process
Talk to voters or use cell phones
Take photos or record videos
Intimidate voters in any way
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