06 Feb 2016
February 6, 2016

DPVA Quarterly Meetings – Feb 19 & 20

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The Democratic Party of Virginia Steering and Central Committees will hold their first meetings of 2016 on February 19th, 7:30 pm, and February 20th, at 10:00 am at the Suntrust Building, 919 East Main Street Suite 2050 Richmond, VA 23219.  Issues will include the March 1 Presidential Primary, the Rules for the DPVA Convention, city/county committee.. read more →

To vote in the March 1st Virginia Presidential Primary, you have to be registered to vote by Monday, February 8, 2016.  Go to the Department of Elections website Citizen Portal to check your status or register now!  Note that if you will be 18 years old by election day, Nov. 8, 2016, you can register.. read more →

Federal courts have found that the GOP-dominated General Assembly implemented an unconstitutional racial gerrymandering of Virginia’s Third Congressional District and have provided a much fairer (and more rational map, that substantially realigns the Third and Fourth CDs, and also has an impact on the 1st, 2nd, and 7th CDs.  See Personbullah v. Alcorn, Civ. No. 3:313cv678.. read more →

I have been posting materials on the 2016 Democratic National Convention Delegate Selection process on the DemRulz References page, but I just set up a new page with these materials, including slides from yesterday’s presentation. Go to: 2016 Convention.  I will be updating, including with the draft convention rules and filing forms for the State.. read more →

Virginia’s presidential Primary will be held on March 1, 2016 – at your usual voting place, polls open from 6 am to 7 pm.  If you will be 18 by election day (Nov. 8, 2016), you can register and vote in the primary as well!   Visit http://www.vote.virginia.gov to register or verify & update your voter.. read more →

31 Jan 2016
January 31, 2016

Va GOP Asks to Drop Loyalty Oath

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The Republican Party of Virginia State Central Committee yesterday unanimously asked the Virginia State Board of Elections (SBE) to drop the requirement that GOP primary voters sign a statement of affiliation with the Republican Party.   The GOP had previously asked for the statement, which was approved by the SBE, see here, and defended it.. read more →

15 Jan 2016
January 15, 2016

Va Voter Bills – UPDATE

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A number of the bills mentioned in the prior post will be heard Tuesday, Jan 19, at 7:30 am by a House Privileged & Elections Committee subcommittee – here’s the agenda.  Thanks @C_Herring ! read more →

15 Jan 2016
January 15, 2016

VA General Assembly Voting Bills

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It’s that time of year again, and the Virginia General Assembly is hard at work.  Here are a number of good bills that will make it easier to vote.  See Virginia Legislative Information Services for text and more information on these bills.  Let your delegates and state senators know what you think.  Please follow the.. read more →

03 Jan 2016
January 3, 2016

GOP Loyalty Oath Myths


Virginia will hold its Presidential Primary on March 1, 2016 – Republicans have decided to limit their primary to voters who sign a statement saying that they are Republicans. Virginia Democrats will not require any such statement and anyone may vote in the Democratic primary. See my recent post for text of the statement. Sounds.. read more →