Virginia Elections


Dozens of elections across Virginia are scheduled to take place a few days from now.


Lawmakers are about to return to Richmond for a General Assembly with social distancing. One issue that could become a flashpoint is what happens to local elections.

Virginia has a long history of using election rules to disenfranchise black voters, and lawmakers in Richmond are considering a check to make sure that doesn’t happen again.

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Democrats are taking up a number of initiatives to make voting easier, and one of those may be extending polling hours.

Lawmakers are considering a number of bills aimed at making Virginia elections more efficient and effective.