Section 24.2-955.3 of the Code of Virginia provides that the "State Board [of Elections], in a public hearing, shall determine whether to find a violation... and to assess a civil penalty."
For a Stand by Your Ad complaint to be valid, the complainant must be clearly identified. Your name and the information you provide regarding the alleged violation will be provided to the appropriate campaign committee and be included in a memorandum to the State Board. You will be notified of the status of the complaint and any hearing that is scheduled.
Records of alleged Stand by Your Ad violations are available to the public under the Freedom of Information Act.