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Defending Virginia Elections and Voters

The Law

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. 


Voter Intimidation Includes

Confrontation of voters

Blocking Entry or Exit of Polling Sites

Physical or Verbal Threats

Offensive Language 

Firearms within 40 feet of voting site


Voter Intimidation

Poll Watchers

​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

Virginia Voters Have the Right To:

Vote in-person or by mail.

Get assistance if needed.

Be directed to your polling location.

Vote if you are in line when the polls close.

Ask for a provisional ballot if you are denied a regular ballot.

Protect th Vote

Protect the Vote

Help Us Fight Disinformation

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