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Attorney General Advisory Opinion

The Attorney General issue an advisory opinion at the request of Del. Marcus Simon.

A copy is available here - https://www.wric.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/74/2020/10/Simon-20-046-issued.pdf

The main points of the advisory opinion are:

  • Intimidating a voter in Virginia is a criminal offense.
  • Virginia and federal law provide that voters shall not be harassed for exercising their rights.
  • Threatening or intimidating voters casting their ballots at polling places could violate state and Federal law.

 

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