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<h2 style="margin:0; background:#E0F2F7; font-size:180%; font-weight:bold; border:1px solid #0047AB; text-align:center; color: black; padding:0.2em 0.4em;"><br>'''Welcome to Virginia on Ballotpedia!'''<br><br></h2><br>
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<p align="justify">''Located in the south Atlantic region of the United States, the state of Virginia is bordered by Maryland, North Carolina, Tennessee, Kentucky, West Virginia, Washington, D.C. and the Atlantic Ocean. Nicknamed both “the Old Dominion,” Virginia is officially known as the “Commonwealth of Virginia.” The state of Virginia is also nicknamed “the Mother of Presidents” after eight U.S. presidents were born there. Originally established by the Colony of Virginia as the first of what would be thirteen colonies, Virginia’s economy is now dominated by agriculture, U.S. federal agencies and U.S. military.  While Richmond is the state’s capital, the city of Virginia Beach is the state’s most populated city. Currently, there are two Democratic members of the U.S. Senate, a total of 11 members of the U.S. House of Representatives, 40 members of the Virginia State Senate and 100 members of the Virginia House of Delegates. As of September 2013, Virginia is one of 24 Republican state government trifectas. ''</p></td></tr>
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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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<center> • [[Tuesday Count|The Tuesday Count]] • [[Pension Hotspots Report|Pension Hotspots]] <br><br> • [[Executive Summary|The Executive Summary]] • [[Ballotpedia:Who Runs the States|Who Runs the States]] <br><br> • [[State Legislative Tracker|The State Legislative Tracker]]  <br><br> • [[Ballotpedia's Competitiveness Analysis of state legislative elections|Competitiveness Analysis of state legislative elections]] <br><br> • [[Ballot access requirements for political candidates in Virginia|Ballot access for candidates]]</center></h2>
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==Initiative, Referendum and Recall==  
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===Statewide===
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* Initiative and Referendum Law
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** 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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* [[VA History of I & R|History of I & R]]
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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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* [[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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===Township===
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<td><center>• [[Voting in Virginia|Important voting information]]  <br>•  [[Absentee voting#Absentee voting|Absentee voting]]  •  [[Early voting#Early voting|Early voting]]  •  [[State Blue Books|Blue Book]]  <br> • [[Redistricting in Virginia|Redistricting]]  •  [[Virginia vote fraud|Vote fraud]] <hr>''For more information on voting in Virginia,'' '''''[[Voting in Virginia|<br>click here]].'''''<br></center></td></tr></table>
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==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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Portions of this article were taken from [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Virginia Wikipedia] 6/26/07
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• [[United States Congress elections, 2014|2014 Congressional elections]]<br>
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Located in the south Atlantic region of the United States, the state of Virginia is bordered by Maryland, North Carolina, Tennessee, Kentucky, West Virginia, Washington, D.C. and the Atlantic Ocean. Nicknamed both “the Old Dominion,” Virginia is officially known as the “Commonwealth of Virginia.” The state of Virginia is also nicknamed “the Mother of Presidents” after eight U.S. presidents were born there. Originally established by the Colony of Virginia as the first of what would be thirteen colonies, Virginia’s economy is now dominated by agriculture, U.S. federal agencies and U.S. military. While Richmond is the state’s capital, the city of Virginia Beach is the state’s most populated city. Currently, there are two Democratic members of the U.S. Senate, a total of 11 members of the U.S. House of Representatives, 40 members of the Virginia State Senate and 100 members of the Virginia House of Delegates. As of September 2013, Virginia is one of 24 Republican state government trifectas.

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Name:Party:Position:Assumed Office:Term Ends:Next Election:Official Website:Predecessor:
Mark Warner
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Democratic PartyU.S. Senate, Virginia 2009January 3, 2015 November 4, 2014LinkJohn W. Warner (R)
Tim Kaine
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Democratic PartyU.S. Senate, Virginia 2013January 3, 2019November 2018LinkJim Webb (D)


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Name:Party:Position:Assumed Office:Term Ends:Next Election:Official Website:Predecessor:
Bob Goodlatte
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Republican PartyDistrict 6 1993January 3, 2015November 4, 2014LinkJames R. Olin (D)
Bobby Scott
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Democratic PartyDistrict 3 1993January 3, 2015November 4, 2014LinkThomas J. Bliley, Jr. (R)
Eric Cantor
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Republican PartyDistrict 7 2001January 3, 2015LinkThomas J. Bliley, Jr. (R)
Frank Wolf
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Republican PartyDistrict 10 1981January 3, 2015November 4, 2014LinkJoseph L. Fisher (D)
Gerry Connolly
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Democratic PartyDistrict 11 2009January 3, 2015November 4, 2014LinkThomas M. Davis (R)
Jim Moran
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Democratic PartyDistrict 8 1991January 3, 2015LinkStanford E. Parris (R)
Morgan Griffith
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Republican PartyDistrict 9 2011January 3, 2015November 4, 2014LinkFrederick C. Boucher (D)
Randy Forbes
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Republican PartyDistrict 4 2001January 3, 2015November 4, 2014LinkNorman Sisisky (D)
Rob Wittman
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Republican PartyDistrict 1 2007January 3, 2015November 4, 2014LinkJo Ann Davis (R)
Robert Hurt
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Republican PartyDistrict 5 2011January 3, 2015November 4, 2014LinkTom Perriello (D)
Scott Rigell
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Republican PartyDistrict 2 2011January 3, 2015November 4, 2014LinkGlenn Nye (D)


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The Old Dominion State
Capital:   Richmond
Motto:   Thus Always to Tyrants
Population:   8 million
Area of state:   42,774 sq. mi.
Admitted to U.S.:   1788
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