Category: Elections

Redistricting Update: We’re Not There Yet

by Phoebe Kent, Voter editor Quoted material below from Jackie Rivas, LWV Arlington (from October 2019 Virginia Voter) “Virginia has an historic opportunity that we can’t let slip away. In the 2019 General Assembly, our legislators passed House Joint Resolution No. 615. HJR 615 is a constitutional amendment to create a citizen-led redistricting commission to…

Candidate Forums – what was said?

If you missed the League candidate forums on Wednesday and Thursday this week, you can read up on the coverage from the Gazette. The article text is also included below. Local candidates pitch their experience and vision to voters By Jack Jacobs Staff writer James City County — Incumbents touted accomplishments and argued their experience…

Local Candidate Forums coming mid-October

The League of Women Voters of the Williamsburg Area and the Greater Williamsburg Chamber and Tourism Alliance Business Council invite the public to “Candidate Meet-and-Greets” for these candidates (listed alphabetically) in contested races. Prepare for the forums with this list of candidates and offices from the Daily Press. Wednesday, October 16, 7 pm, Williamsburg Regional…

Chris Piper to speak at the annual meeting today!

LWV-Williamsburg Area Fall Reception is today, September 19 at 4:30 p.m. at Legacy Hall in New Town. Speaker: Chris Piper, Virginia Department of Elections Commissioner. Hear the latest on election integrity in Virginia. Our program BEGINS promptly at 4:30 p.m., so please arrive a bit early. Wine & Cheese Reception will follow. No cost. New…

General Assembly Results and Observations

Excerpted from a Voter Express article by Carol Noggle, Voter Protection Officer, State League of Virginia Yes, it was a “wild” General Assembly session, as one newspaper headline stated. All sorts of unanticipated drama involving constitutional officers, but the legislative process continued with the LWV-VA and others in attendance. Observers could see during floor sessions…

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