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The Commonwealth of Virginia is a South Atlantic state historically considered part of the southern region of the United States of America. Named after Queen Elizabeth I of England, who was known as the Virgin Queen, this commonwealth was one of the thirteen colonies that revolted against British rule in the American Revolution. Virginia was the first part of the Americas to be continuously inhabited by British colonists from its founding as a European colony up to the American Revolution. It included area explored by the 1584 expedition of Sir Walter Raleigh along the coast of North America, and at one time it also included Bermuda (or Virgineola). The London Virginia Company became incorporated as a joint stock company by a proprietary charter drawn up on April 10, 1606. The charter granted lands stretching from approximately the 34th parallel ([[North Carolina]]) north to approximately the 45th parallel ([[New York]]) and from the Atlantic Ocean westward (although the Third Charter of 1612 extended its boundaries far enough across the Atlantic to incorporate Bermuda, which the company had been in possession of since 1609). The capital is Richmond and the most populous city is Virginia Beach.
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Virginia is known as the "Mother of Presidents", because it is the birthplace of eight U.S. presidents ([[George Washington]], [[Thomas Jefferson]], [[James Madison]], [[James Monroe]], [[William Henry Harrison]], [[John Tyler]], [[Zachary Taylor]], and [[Woodrow Wilson]]), exceeded by no other state. Most of the United States' early presidents were from the state. Virginia has also been known as the "Mother of States" (sometimes "Mother States and Statesmen"), because portions of the original Colony subsequently became [[Kentucky]], [[Indiana]], [[Illinois]], and [[West Virginia]] as well as some portions of [[Ohio]]. Additionally, most of what is now [[Wisconsin]] and [[Michigan]] was also briefly claimed by Virginia during the Revolutionary War.
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==Initiative, Referendum and Recall==
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'''State executives'''<br>
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[[Governor of Virginia|Governor]] •
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[[Virginia Treasurer|Treasurer]] •
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[[Virginia Superintendent of Public Instruction|Superintendent of Public Instruction]] •
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[[Virginia Commissioner of Labor and Industry|Commissioner of Labor and Industry]] •
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[[Virginia Chairman of State Corporation Commission|Chairman of State Corporation Commission]]
  
===Statewide===
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'''State legislature'''<br>
* Initiative and Referendum Law
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[[Virginia General Assembly|General Assembly]]
** Currently there is no initiative or referendum available in Virginia. An alternative is Legislative referendum which is possible in all states ([http://iandrinstitute.org/New%20IRI%20Website%20Info/Drop%20Down%20Boxes/Requirements/Legislative%20Referendum%20States.pdf click here for list]), is when the state legislatures, an elected official, state appointed constitutional revision commission or other government agency or department submits propositions (constitutional amendments, statutes, bond issues, etc.) to the people for their approval or rejection. Every state requires that constitutional amendments proposed by the legislature be submitted to the citizenry via legislative referendum for approval or rejection. Legislative amendments (LA) are possible in Virginia, and are constitutional amendments placed on the ballot by the legislature or governmental body. This includes constitutional bond issues and amendments proposed by a constitutional revision commission.[http://iandrinstitute.org/Virginia.htm (1)]
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[[Virginia House of Delegates|House of Delegates]]
* [[History of direct democracy in Virginia]]
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[[Virginia Senate|Senate]]
* [[Laws governing direct democracy in Virginia]]
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* [[Campaign finance in Virginia]]
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* [http://www.sbe.state.va.us/cms/Campaign_Finance_Disclosure/Index.html Campaign Finance Laws]
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* [http://disclosure.law.ucla.edu/statequery.asp Campaign Disclosure Project]
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===Counties===
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'''Other'''<br>
* [[VA Accomack|Accomack]], [[VA Albemarle|Albemarle]], [[VA Alleghany|Alleghany]], [[VA Amelia|Amelia]] , [[VA Amherst|Amherst]] ,[[VA Appomattox| Appomattox]], [[VA Arlington|Arlington]] , [[VA Augusta|Augusta]] , [[VA Bath|Bath]] , [[VA Bedford|Bedford]] , [[VA Bland|Bland]], [[VA Botetourt|Botetourt]] , [[VA Brunswick|Brunswick]] , [[VA Buchanan|Buchanan]], [[VA Buckingham|Buckingham]] , [[VA Campbell|Campbell]] , [[VA Caroline|Caroline]] , [[VA Carroll|Carroll]] , [[VA Charles City|Charles City]] , [[VA Charlotte|Charlotte]] , [[VA Chesterfield|Chesterfield]] , [[VA Clarke|Clarke]] , [[VA Craig|Craig]] , [[VA Culpeper|Culpeper]] , [[VA Cumberland|Cumberland]] , [[VA Dickenson|Dickenson]] , [[VA Dinwiddie|Dinwiddie]] , [[VA Essex|Essex]] , [[VA Fairfax|Fairfax]] , [[VA Fauquier|Fauquier]] , [[VA Floyd|Floyd]] , [[VA Fluvanna|Fluvanna]] , [[VA Franklin|Franklin]] , [[VA Frederick|Frederick]] , [[VA Giles|Giles]] , [[VA Gloucester|Gloucester]] , [[VA Goochland|Goochland]] , [[VA Grayson|Grayson]] , [[VA Greene|Greene]] , [[VA Greensville|Greensville]] , [[VA Halifax|Halifax]] , [[VA Hanover|Hanover]] , [[VA Henrico|Henrico]] , [[VA Henry|Henry]] , [[VA Highland|Highland]] , [[VA Isle of Wight|Isle of Wight]] , [[VA James City|James City]] , [[VA King and Queen|King and Queen]] , [[VA King George|King George]] , [[VA King William|King William]] , [[VA Lancaster|Lancaster]] , [[VA Lee|Lee]] , [[VA Loudoun|Loudoun]] , [[VA Louisa|Louisa]] , [[VA Lunenburg|Lunenburg,]] [[VA Madison| Madison]] , [[VA Mathews|Mathews]] , [[VA Mecklenburg|Mecklenburg]] , [[VA Middlesex|Middlesex]] , [[VA Montgomery|Montgomery]] , [[VA Nelson|Nelson]] , [[VA New Kent|New Kent]] , [[VA Northampton|Northampton]] , [[VA Northumberland|Northumberland]] , [[VA Nottoway|Nottoway]] , [[VA Orange|Orange]] , [[VA Page|Page]] ,[[VA Patrick| Patrick]] , [[VA Pittsylvania|Pittsylvania]] , [[VA Powhatan|Powhatan]] , [[VA Prince Edward|Prince Edward]], [[VA Prince George|Prince George]] , [[VA Prince William|Prince William]] , [[VA Pulaski|Pulaski]] , [[VA Rappahannock|Rappahannock]] , [[VA Richmond|Richmond]] , [[VA Roanoke|Roanoke]], [[VA Rockbridge|Rockbridge]] , [[VA Rockingham|Rockingham]] , [[VA Russell|Russell]], [[VA Scott|Scott]] , [[VA Shenandoah|Shenandoah]] , [[VA Smyth|Smyth]] , [[VA Southampton|Southampton]], [[VA Spotsylvania|Spotsylvania]] , [[VA Stafford|Stafford]] , [[VA Surry|Surry]] , [[VA Sussex|Sussex]] , [[VA Tazewell|Tazewell]] , [[VA Warren|Warren]] , [[VA  Washington|Washington]] , [[VA Westmoreland|Westmoreland]], [[VA Wise|Wise]] , [[VA Wythe|Wythe]], [[VA York|York]]
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[[Virginia Constitution|Constitution]]
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[[Virginia Supreme Court|Supreme Court]]
  
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===Cities===
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'''Virginia Counties'''<br>
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[[Accomack County, Virginia ballot measures|Accomack]] • [[Albemarle County, Virginia ballot measures|Albermarle]] • [[Alleghany County, Virginia ballot measures|Alleghany]] • [[Amelia County, Virginia ballot measures|Amelia]] • [[Amherst County, Virginia ballot measures|Amherst]] • [[Appomattox County, Virginia ballot measures|Appomattox]] • [[Arlington County, Virginia ballot measures|Arlington]] • [[Augusta County, Virginia ballot measures|Augusta]] • [[Bath County, Virginia ballot measures|Bath]] • [[Bedford County, Virginia ballot measures|Bedford]] • [[Bland County, Virginia ballot measures|Bland]] • [[Botetourt County, Virginia ballot measures|Botetourt]] • [[Brunswick County, Virginia ballot measures|Brunswick]] • [[Buchanan County, Virginia ballot measures|Buchanan]] • [[Buckingham County, Virginia ballot measures|Buckingham]] • [[Campbell County, Virginia ballot measures|Campbell]] • [[Caroline County, Virginia ballot measures|Caroline]] • [[Carroll County, Virginia ballot measures|Carroll]] • [[Charles City County, Virginia ballot measures|Charles City]] • [[Charlotte County, Virginia ballot measures|Charlotte]] • [[Chesterfield County, Virginia ballot measures|Chesterfield]] • [[Clarke County, Virginia ballot measures|Clarke]] • [[Craig County, Virginia ballot measures|Craig]] • [[Culpeper County, Virginia ballot measures|Culpeper]] • [[Cumberland County, Virginia ballot measures|Cumberland]] • [[Dickenson County, Virginia ballot measures|Dickenson]] • [[Dinwiddie County, Virginia ballot measures|Dinwiddie]] • [[Essex County, Virginia ballot measures|Essex]] • [[Fairfax County, Virginia ballot measures|Fairfax]] • [[Fauquier County, Virginia ballot measures|Fauquier]] • [[Floyd County, Virginia ballot measures|Floyd]] • [[Fluvanna County, Virginia ballot measures|Fluvanna]] • [[Franklin County, Virginia ballot measures|Franklin]] • [[Frederick County, Virginia ballot measures|Frederick]] • [[Giles County, Virginia ballot measures|Giles]] • [[Gloucester County, Virginia ballot measures|Gloucester]] • [[Goochland County, Virginia ballot measures|Goochland]] • [[Grayson County, Virginia ballot measures|Grayson]] • [[Greene County, Virginia ballot measures|Greene]] • [[Greensville County, Virginia ballot measures|Greensville]] • [[Halifax County, Virginia ballot measures|Halifax]] • [[Hanover County, Virginia ballot measures|Hanover]] • [[Henrico County, Virginia ballot measures|Henrico]] • [[Henry County, Virginia ballot measures|Henry]] • [[Highland County, Virginia ballot measures|Highland]] • [[Isle of Wight County, Virginia ballot measures|Isle of Wight]] • [[James City County, Virginia ballot measures|James City]] • [[King George County, Virginia ballot measures|King George]] • [[King William County, Virginia ballot measures|King William]] • [[King and Queen County, Virginia ballot measures|King and Queen]] • [[Lancaster County, Virginia ballot measures|Lancaster]] • [[Lee County, Virginia ballot measures|Lee]] • [[Loudoun County, Virginia ballot measures|Loudoun]] • [[Louisa County, Virginia ballot measures|Louisa]] • [[Lunenburg County, Virginia ballot measures|Lunenburg]] • [[Madison County, Virginia ballot measures|Madison]] • [[Mathews County, Virginia ballot measures|Mathews]] • [[Mecklenburg County, Virginia ballot measures|Mecklenburg]] • [[Middlesex County, Virginia ballot measures|Middlesex]] • [[Montgomery County, Virginia ballot measures|Montgomery]] • [[Nelson County, Virginia ballot measures|Nelson]] • [[New Kent County, Virginia ballot measures|New Kent]] • [[Northampton County, Virginia ballot measures|Northampton]] • [[Northumberland County, Virginia ballot measures|Northumberland]] • [[Nottoway County, Virginia ballot measures|Nottoway]] • [[Orange County, Virginia ballot measures|Orange]] • [[Page County, Virginia ballot measures|Page]] • [[Patrick County, Virginia ballot measures|Patrick]] • [[Pittsylvania County, Virginia ballot measures|Pittsylvania]] • [[Powhatan County, Virginia ballot measures|Powhatan]] • [[Prince Edward County, Virginia ballot measures|Prince Edward]] • [[Prince George County, Virginia ballot measures|Prince George]] • [[Prince William County, Virginia ballot measures|Prince William]] • [[Pulaski County, Virginia ballot measures|Pulaski]] • [[Rappahannock County, Virginia ballot measures|Rappahannock]] • [[Richmond County, Virginia ballot measures|Richmond]] • [[Roanoke County, Virginia ballot measures|Roanoke]] • [[Rockbridge County, Virginia ballot measures|Rockbridge]] • [[Rockingham County, Virginia ballot measures|Rockingham]] • [[Russell County, Virginia ballot measures|Russell]] • [[Scott County, Virginia ballot measures|Scott]] • [[Shenandoah County, Virginia ballot measures|Shenandoah]] • [[Smyth County, Virginia ballot measures|Smyth]] • [[Southampton County, Virginia ballot measures|Southampton]] • [[Spotsylvania County, Virginia ballot measures|Spotsylvania]] • [[Stafford County, Virginia ballot measures|Stafford]] • [[Surry County, Virginia ballot measures|Surry]] • [[Sussex County, Virginia ballot measures|Sussex]] • [[Tazewell County, Virginia ballot measures|Tazewell]] • [[Warren County, Virginia ballot measures|Warren]] • [[Washington County, Virginia ballot measures|Washington]] • [[Westmoreland County, Virginia ballot measures|Westmoreland]] • [[Wise County, Virginia ballot measures|Wise]] • [[Wythe County, Virginia ballot measures|Wythe]] • [[York County, Virginia ballot measures|York]]
  
==Government and City Links==
 
* [http://www.virginia.gov/cmsportal2/ Virginia's Official Website]
 
  
===Key Government Officials===
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* [[Bob McDonnell]]
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* [[Braxton Powell]]
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* [[Katherine Hanley]]
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Portions of this article were taken from [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Virginia Wikipedia] 6/26/07
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'''Voting and elections'''
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* [[Portal:Congress|Congress]] ([[United States Senate elections in Virginia, 2012|2012 U.S. Senate]] & [[United States House of Representatives elections in Virginia, 2012|House elections]])
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* [[Portal:State Executive Officials|State executive officials]]
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* [[Virginia State Legislature|State legislature]] ([[Virginia House of Delegates elections, 2013|2013 House of Delegates elections]])
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* [[List of Virginia ballot measures|State ballot measures]] ([[Virginia 2012 ballot measures|2012]])
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* [[Local ballot measures, Virginia|Local ballot measures]]
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* [[Redistricting in Virginia]]
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* [[School bond and tax elections in Virginia|School district bond issues]]
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* [[Virginia vote fraud|Vote fraud]]
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* [[Ballotpedia:Who Runs the States]]
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** [[Ballotpedia:Who Runs the States, Virginia|Virginia Results]]
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* [[Public financing of campaigns#Virginia|Public Financing of Campaigns]]
  
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'''Laws and history'''
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** [[Laws governing local ballot measures in Virginia|Laws governing local measures]]
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* [[Campaign finance in Virginia|Campaign finance laws]]
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* [[History of direct democracy in Virginia|History of direct democracy]]
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Virginia Government

State executives
GovernorLieutenant GovernorAttorney GeneralSecretary of StateTreasurerAuditor of Public AccountsSuperintendent of Public InstructionCommissioner of InsuranceCommissioner of AgricultureSecretary of Natural ResourcesCommissioner of Labor and IndustryChairman of State Corporation Commission

State legislature
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Virginia Counties
AccomackAlbermarleAlleghanyAmeliaAmherstAppomattoxArlingtonAugustaBathBedfordBlandBotetourtBrunswickBuchananBuckinghamCampbellCarolineCarrollCharles CityCharlotteChesterfieldClarkeCraigCulpeperCumberlandDickensonDinwiddieEssexFairfaxFauquierFloydFluvannaFranklinFrederickGilesGloucesterGoochlandGraysonGreeneGreensvilleHalifaxHanoverHenricoHenryHighlandIsle of WightJames CityKing GeorgeKing WilliamKing and QueenLancasterLeeLoudounLouisaLunenburgMadisonMathewsMecklenburgMiddlesexMontgomeryNelsonNew KentNorthamptonNorthumberlandNottowayOrangePagePatrickPittsylvaniaPowhatanPrince EdwardPrince GeorgePrince WilliamPulaskiRappahannockRichmondRoanokeRockbridgeRockinghamRussellScottShenandoahSmythSouthamptonSpotsylvaniaStaffordSurrySussexTazewellWarrenWashingtonWestmorelandWiseWytheYork


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