Some other Virginia political notes:

* Gov.-elect Charles S. Robb paid a personal call in Norfolk on former lieutenant governor Henry Howell, whom he had shunned during the campaign -- presumably because of Howell's reputation for liberalism, which irritated Democratic conservatives.

Howell said he "emphasized the importance of searching for adequate funds . . . to blunt the razor that is cutting so severely at the elderly and the underprivileged." On his outsider status during the Robb campaign, Howell said, "I've said over and over that I understood the dictates of his strategy."

* Robb named eight noted Virginians to help screen candidates for state cabinet offices. Among the eight: Armistead L. Boothe, a Democratic moderate who has represented Alexandria in both houses of the legislature.

* General Assembly leaders, switching signals again, set Dec. 14, instead of the previously announced Dec. 10, to reconvene for another session on legislative redistricting -- possibly to vote whether to override Gov. John N. Dalton's veto of the latest plan. To date, the lawmakers have been billed for nearly $300,000 by the Richmond law firm of McGuire, Woods and Battle for legal assistance in the redistricting dispute. WW hen the D.C. Board of Elections W and Ethics this week certified the winners of the Nov. 3 election, there was one change in the list of 45 delegates to the convention that will draft a constitution for the city's proposed statehood.

Absentee and special ballots gave Franklin E. Kameny, a leader of Washington's gay community, a 12-vote victory over Republican-endorsed Bob Roehr for one of five seats representing Ward 3, west of Rock Creek Park. The final certified results: Kameny, 2,735; Roehr, 2,723.