This information was updated in November 2017 using the Code of Virginia (VA Code, Title 24.2).

State Summary

Signed into law in 2014, Virginia’s audit statute is not binding on the official results. The State Board is “authorized” to conduct an audit when the margin of victory between the top two candidates for each office exceeds 10 percent. All citations below are to the VA Code, Title 24.2, “Elections,” Chapter 6, 671.1.

The State Board is authorized to conduct the audit. All audits shall be performed in accordance with the procedures prescribed by the State Board under the supervision of, and with the consent of, the local electoral board. See 24.2 - 671.1(A) and (C).