Campaign Materials & Guidelines
Loudoun County candidates who wish to post political signs must comply with local ordinances (both Loudoun County
and incorporated town
); the Code of Virginia
, Title 24.2
, Chapter 9.5
; and Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) regulations
Loudoun County reminds everyone of the importance of calling 811 before digging. Virginia state law requires anyone who digs to notify Virginia 811 before starting. Digging can be dangerous and costly without knowing where underground facilities are located. By calling Virginia 811, you contact all member utilities with one call. More information is online at va811.com
The Electoral Board
has no authority to regulate political signs. Any questions or complaints related to posting of campaign signs in a road or street right-of-way should be directed to VDOT at 703-737-2000 or the individual town offices
in Hamilton, Hillsboro, Leesburg, Lovettsville, Middleburg, Purcellville, and Round Hill.
On sample ballots, any official authority statement of a local electoral board or the State Board of Elections must be deleted, and replaced with the publishing candidate's or group's authority statement (or disclaimer). For federal offices, the authorization notice required by federal law must be used. For all other offices, the required identification on campaign material is specified in the Code of Virginia.
For details, see the State Board of Elections website under Laws and Policies
and look for the summary of campaign finance laws for a candidate or for your type of group / committee. Samples of any ballot (or part of a ballot) cannot be printed on white or yellow paper and must contain the words "SAMPLE BALLOT" in type no smaller than 24 point.
If you have questions relating to either these basic or the additional requirements for identification of print media, radio and television campaign advertisements, contact the State Board of Elections Campaign Finance Division at 800-552-9745 or