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Virginia 2017 Ballot

Statewide and Local Sample Ballots In 2017

Sample ballots are specific to a given election district. They contain partisan and nonpartisan offices that may appear on a particular election's ballot. The Sample Ballot provides the order the contests and candidates will appear on the ballot. Most towns have only one sample ballot. However, there may be some municipalities with multiple ballots based on specific local races for an elected position.

Although sample ballots, in most states, are sent to voters in the mail, we would advise you contact your local election office for details on when you should expect to receive one in the mail.

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  • Ballot Questions
    November,8,2016
    Topic
    Ballot Title/Ballot Summary
    Tax & Revenue

    Question 2: Property Tax Exemptions Amendment

    The proposed constitutional amendment authorizes the General Assembly to enact a law that would allow a locality to exempt from taxation the real property of the surviving spouse of any law-enforcement officer, firefighter, search and rescue personnel, or emergency medical services personnel who is killed in the line of duty. The exemption from taxation would cease if the surviving spouse remarries. The exemption would apply regardless of whether the spouse was killed in the line of duty prior to the effective date of this amendment but would apply only to those real property taxes to be paid on or after the effective date of this amendment. The exemption from taxation would apply to the surviving spouse’s principal place of residence, even if he or she moves to a new principal place of residence. The exemption would not require the surviving spouse to have been residing in the Commonwealth at the time his or her spouse was killed in the line of duty.

    WHAT'S BEING SAID ABOUT THIS BALLOT INITIATIVE
    RESULTVOTES PCT.
    Yes2,929,37880.0 %
    No732,751 20.0 %
    Labor & Employment

    Question 1: Right-to-Work Amendment

    The proposed amendment places the provisions of Virginia’s right to work law into the Constitution of Virginia. While Virginia law may be amended by any future General Assembly, a constitutional prohibition can only be changed by a future constitutional amendment approved by the voters.

    WHAT'S BEING SAID ABOUT THIS BALLOT INITIATIVE
    RESULTVOTES PCT.
    Yes1,694,08546.8 %
    No1,927,72453.2 %
    Offices Up For Elections
    Executive Branch
    President and Vice President Of The United States -
    Legislative Branch
    US House - Voters will elect 11 candidates to serve in the U.S. House, one from each of the state's 11 congressional districts.
    Local Government
    School board - Nine of the 30 Virginia school districts among America's largest school districts by enrollment have elections for 37 seats in 2016.
    Municipal - Of these 46 cities with elections this year, 25 are holding elections for both mayor and city council. Twenty are holding elections just for their city council and one is holding elections only for mayor.
    Candidates
    Virginia Laws for voting for a write in candidate
    Can I write-in a Presidential Candidate? Yes
    Should The Candidate File Paperwork in advance? No

    Virginia do not require write-in candidates to file paperwork in advance of the election. A write-in presidential candidate is not required to file any special paperwork in advance of the election

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    Virginia Current Partisan Composition
    State Representatives(100)
    (34)(66)
    State Senators(40)
    (19)(21)
    US Representatives(11)
    (4)(7)
    US Senators(2)
    (2)
    State Executives
    Governor
    Lt. Governor
    Att. General
    Sec. Of State

    When's The Next Election?

    UPCOMING DATES
    June 13, 2017
    Virginia : Primary Election Day
    September 12, 2017
    Virginia : City of Fairfax, Council Member- Special Election
    November 7, 2017
    Virginia : General Elections 7, 6:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
    November 6, 2018
    Virginia : General Election Day