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Posted at 11:46 AM ET, 01/28/2011

Virginia General Assembly sets primary elections for Aug. 23

By Rosalind S. Helderman
Rosalind S. Helderman

The Virginia General Assembly has agreed to hold primary elections in legislative races this year on Aug. 23.

The legislative action was necessary because the state generally holds primary elections on the second Tuesday in June. But holding primaries this year on June 14 could run up against legislative redistricting, which the General Assembly will attempt at a special session in April. The legislature must redraw its districts every 10 years in response to census results.

Because Virginia is covered by the 1965 Voting Rights Act, it must also submit its plans to the U.S. Justice Department for approval before voting can begin.

The Senate adopted an emergency bill on Friday to set primary elections in August. The bill has already passed the House of Delegates and could now be signed into law by the governor at any time.

By Rosalind S. Helderman  | January 28, 2011; 11:46 AM ET
Categories:  !Elections, General Assembly 2011, House of Delegates, Rosalind Helderman, State Senate  
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Thank you for this news. It's very helpful to all the Independent Green Party of Virginia candidates.

Posted by: CareyCampbell | January 28, 2011 2:58 PM | Report abuse

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