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Nov 01

What’s on the ballot?

Posted on November 1, 2016 at 8:43 AM by Communications Department

When Virginia voters go to the polls next Tuesday, their ballots will list candidates for President from the Democratic, Republican, Libertarian, Green, and Independent parties. In addition to voting for President, Newport News residents will be making their selection for a member for the House of Representatives, a member of the Virginia Senate and a member of the House of Delegates depending on your district. If you are in the First Virginia Senate District, this election will include a Special Election for the unexpired term of the late Senator John Miller as designated by Governor Terry McAuliffe.
Also on this year’s ballot voters will be asked to make a decision on two proposed amendments to the Constitution of Virginia. One of the amendments involves employers and labor unions and the other relates to tax exemption for real property of the surviving spouses of first responders killed in the line of duty. The Virginia Department of Elections website has details on these proposed Constitutional amendments along with explanations.

To see exactly what’s on your ballot, the Virginia Department of Elections has created a website that shows what the voting day ballot will look like based on the voter’s mailing address. The website also provides information on the voter’s designated polling place and other voter resources.