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Proposed Virginia Constitutional Amendments

Thursday, October 28, 2004; Page VA18

These are the two questions that will appear on Tuesday's state ballot.

Question 1: Shall Section 6 of Article II of the Constitution of Virginia be amended to provide that members of the United States House of Representatives, Virginia Senate and House of Delegates who are serving in the year following a new United States Census, when decennial redistricting is required, shall complete their terms of office and continue to represent the district from which they were elected for that term of office, and that any vacancy during the term shall be filled from the same district that elected the member whose term is being filled?

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Question 2: Shall Section 16 of Article V of the Constitution of Virginia be amended to provide for additional possible successors to fill the office of governor in the event of an emergency or enemy attack and until the House of Delegates is able to meet to elect a governor?

SOURCE: State Board of Elections

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