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Governor:1(Term Limit: 1 4-year term)
Senators:2(Electoral Classes 1 and 2)
2000 Census:7,100,702 (2.52% of 281,998,273)
2004, 2008 Electors:13(2.42% of 538)
2002-2010 Representatives:11(2.53% of 435)
2010 Census:8,037,736 (2.59% of 309,785,186)
2012, 2016, 2020 Electors:13(2.42% of 538)
2012-2020 Representatives:11(2.53% of 435)
Capital:Richmond
 

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Official Name/Status   All States
 The COMMONWEALTH of Virginia
 Status: STATE of the Union
 Ratified Articles of Confederation: 9 July 1778. this State formally adhered to the Articles on 9 July 1778 when the document was signed by its delegates to the Seventh Continental Congress
 Ratified Constitution of the United States: 25 June 1788
  The 10th state.

Traditional Sections and Regions   All States
 Section: SOUTH
 Region: Upper ["Border"] South
 Survey: Metes & Bounds

Constitutions   All States     Links to State Constitutions
 Enabling Act: [None. One of the 13 original States which declared their independence from the nascent British Empire on 4 July 1776]
 
1st (1776-1830) [Adopted: 29 June 1776 Convention convened, 6 May 1776. (Declaration of Rights adopted 12 June 1776), Ratified: 29 June 1776 not submitted to the People]
2nd (1830-1851) [Adopted: 14 January 1830 Convention convened, 5 October 1829, Ratified: 1830 ratified by vote of 26,055 to 15,563]
3rd (1851-1864) [Adopted: 1 August 1851 Convention convened, 14 October 1850, Ratified: 23 October 1851 ratified by vote of 67,562 to 9,938]
4th (1864-1870) [Adopted: 11 April 1864 Convention convened, 13 February 1864, Ratified: 11 April 1864 not submitted to the People]
5th (1870-1902) [Adopted: 7 April 1868 Convention convened, July 1867, Ratified: 6 July 1869 ratified by vote of 210,585 to 9,136; effective, 1870]
6th (1902-1971) [Adopted: 26 June 1902 Convention convened, 12 June 1902, Ratified: 26 June 1902 not submitted to the People; effective, 10 July 1902]
7th (1971-) [Adopted: 1970 drafted by the General Assembly in 1969; enacted by the General Assembly and submitted to the People on the above date, Ratified: 1970 effective, 1 July 1971]


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Successor to a Vacancy
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Major Executive Officers Elected Statewide   All States   2017 Office holders
  Governor: 4 year term, Election Cycle: 2017, 2021. Term Limit: ineligble to immediately succeed after a given 4-year term
  Lieutenant Governor: 4 year term, Election Cycle: 2017, 2021
  Attorney General: 4 year term, Election Cycle: 2017, 2021

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Local Government
 
   
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Statutory Election Information   All States
 
General Election   All States
  Federal: Tuesday next after first Monday in November in even-numbered years.
State: Tuesday next after first Monday in November in odd-numbered years.
Presidential Primary   All States
  (2004-2011) Primaries for the nomination of candidates for the office of President of the United States to be voted on at the November 2004 general election, and the November general election in each presidential election year thereafter, shall be held on the second Tuesday in February preceding the November general election. [Code of Virginia 24.2-544.A]
  (2012--) Primaries for the nomination of candidates for the office of President of the United States to be voted on at the November 2012 general election, and the November general election in each presidential election year thereafter, shall be held on the first Tuesday in March preceding the November general election. [Code of Virginia 24.2-544.A]
State Primary   All States
  (2004--) Primaries for the nomination of candidates for offices to be voted on at the general election date in November shall be held on the second Tuesday in June next preceding such election, except that beginning with the year 2004 and in presidential election years thereafter, primaries to choose among presidential candidates may be held as provided below in Article 7 ( 24.2-544 et seq.) of this chapter on the second Tuesday in February. Primaries for the nomination of candidates for offices to be voted on at the general election date in May shall be held on the first Tuesday in March next preceding such election, except that beginning with the year 2004 and in presidential election years thereafter, primaries for the nomination of candidates for offices to be voted on at the general election date in May shall be held as described below in Article 7 of this chapter on the second Tuesday in February. [Code of Virginia 24.2-515]. Governor Robert F. "Bob" McDonnell signed HB1507 on 17 February 2011. The bill moves the 2011 primary from 14 June to 23 August 2011 to give the state additional time to complete the redistricting process. The law expires on 1 January 2012 so the state will revert to a June primary in 2012.
Polling times   All States
  Hours polls to be open; closing the polls. At all elections, the polls shall be open at each polling place at 6:00 a.m. on the day of the election and closed at 7:00 p.m. on the same day. [Code of Virginia 24.2-603]


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Democratic
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Republican
  Republican Party of Virginia
Third Party
  Independent Greens of Virginia Not affiliated with the Green Party. Voted to affililate with the Independence Party of America on 10 January 2008.
  Justice Party of Virginia
  Libertarian Party of Virginia
  The Constitution Party of Virginia
  The Green Party of Virginia
  The Unity Party of Virginia
  Virginia Society for Human Life
  Whigs in Virginia
Media & others
  Blue Virginia - Arlington
  Bristol Herald Courier
  Culpeper Star-Exponent
  Daily Press: Hampton Roads Daily Press
  Danville Register & Bee - Dan River Region
  Martinsville Bulletin - Martinsville / Henry County
  News & Advance - Lynchburg
  Politics1.com - Virginia
  Richmond Times-Dispatch
  Southside Sentinel - Urbanna
  Staunton News Leader
  The Daily Progress - Charlottesville
  The Free Lance-Star - Fredericksburg
  The News Virginian - Waynesboro
  The Roanoke Times
  The Virginia Public Access Project
  The Virginian Pilot - Norfolk
  The Winchester Star
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  Virginia Political Line
  WWBT - NBC - Richmond
 
 


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