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{{VAConstitution}}{{tnr}}The '''Virginia Gubernatorial Term Limits Amendment ''' may appear on the [[Virginia 2012 ballot measures|November 6, 2012 ballot]] in the state of [[Virginia]] as a {{lrcafull}}.  
 
{{VAConstitution}}{{tnr}}The '''Virginia Gubernatorial Term Limits Amendment ''' may appear on the [[Virginia 2012 ballot measures|November 6, 2012 ballot]] in the state of [[Virginia]] as a {{lrcafull}}.  
  
The measure would allow governors to serve two consecutive terms.
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The measure would allow governors to serve two consecutive terms.<ref name="DP12122011">[http://articles.dailypress.com/2011-12-12/news/dp-nws-governor-amendment-20111212_1_governors-bob-mcdonnell-consecutive-terms ''DailyPress.com'',"House Dems want to allow governors to succeed themselves," December 12, 2011]</ref>
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As of 2011, the state of Virginia is the only state to not allow current [[Virginia Governor|governors]] to seek re-election while in office. Governors are allow to run for office again after being out of office for at least four years.<ref name="DP12122011"/>
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If the proposal is approved in the 2012 legislative session, the measure will still require approval in yet another session before being referred to the statewide ballot. Current [[Bob McDonnell|Gov. Bob McDonnell's]] term thus would be not affected. His term ends in January 2014.<ref name="DP12122011"/>
  
 
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Revision as of 12:14, 14 December 2011

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The Virginia Gubernatorial Term Limits Amendment may appear on the November 6, 2012 ballot in the state of Virginia as a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment.

The measure would allow governors to serve two consecutive terms.[1]

As of 2011, the state of Virginia is the only state to not allow current governors to seek re-election while in office. Governors are allow to run for office again after being out of office for at least four years.[1]

If the proposal is approved in the 2012 legislative session, the measure will still require approval in yet another session before being referred to the statewide ballot. Current Gov. Bob McDonnell's term thus would be not affected. His term ends in January 2014.[1]

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See also: Virginia legislatively-referred constitutional amendments

A majority vote was required (in two successive sessions) of the Virginia General Assembly.

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