Virginia state legislative districts

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There are a total of 140 seats in the Virginia General Assembly. All 100 seats of the Virginia House of Delegates are up for election every two years, and all 40 seats of the Virginia State Senate are up for election every four years.

Chambers

Senate

The Virginia Senate is the upper house of the Virginia General Assembly. There are 40 state senators representing 40 single-member districts. Each member represents an average of 200,026 residents after the 2010 Census.[1]

House

The Virginia House of Delegates is the lower house of the Virginia General Assembly, the state legislature of Virginia. A total of 100 members serve in the House of Delegates and meet at the State Capitol in Richmond. Each member represents an average of 80,010 residents, as of the 2010 Census.[1]

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Qualifications

Senators must be at least 21 years of age at the time of the election, residents of the district they represent, and qualified to vote for members of the Virginia General Assembly.[2]

Vacancies

See also: How vacancies are filled in state legislatures
How Vacancies are filled in State Legislatures
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If there is a vacancy in the senate, then a special election must be conducted to fill the vacant seat.[3] Within 15 days of the vacancy, the governing body of the county or city that represents the seat must petition to a circuit court to hold a special election. All special elections must be held promptly.[4] No special election can be held with less than 60 days remaining in the vacant Senator's term or less than 55 days before a statewide primary or general election.[5]

Salaries

See also: Comparison of state legislative salaries

As of 2013, members of the Virginia State Senate are paid $18,000/year. Senators receive $178/day per diem tied to the federal rate.[6]

Term limits

Virginia senators serve four-year terms with no term limits.

Districts

These are links to every district in the Virginia State Senate.

Qualifications

Delegates must be at least 21 years of age at the time of the election, residents of the district they represent, and qualified to vote for members of the Virginia General Assembly.[7]

Vacancies

See also: How vacancies are filled in state legislatures
How Vacancies are filled in State Legislatures
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If there is a vacancy in the house, then a special election must be conducted to fill the vacant seat.[8] Within 15 days of the vacancy, the governing body of the county or city that represents the seat must petition to a circuit court to hold a special election. All special elections must be held promptly.[9] No special election can be held with less than 60 days remaining in the vacant Senator's term or less than 55 days before a statewide primary or general election.[10]

Salaries

See also: Comparison of state legislative salaries

As of 2013, members of the Virginia House of Delegates are paid $17,640/year. Representatives receive $135/day per diem tied to the federal rate.[11]

Term limits

Virginia delegates serve two-year terms with no term limits.

Districts

These are links to every district in the Virginia House of Representatives.

See also

External links

References