Other ballot questions: Va., D.C.

WASHINGTON – On Nov. 6, voters will weigh in on critical issues facing regional states, including the Virginia government’s right to seize private property and the issues of gay marriage, tuition for undocumented immigrants and expanded gambling in Maryland.

WTOP has compiled additional information on some of these topics. Take a moment to learn a bit more about what will be on the ballot this fall.


Virginia Statewide Ballot

Question 2: Legislative Sessions
Virginia constitutional amendment

How it will appear on the ballot:

    Shall Section 6 of Article IV (Legislature) of the Constitution of Virginia concerning legislative sessions be amended to allow the General Assembly to delay by no more than one week the fixed starting date for the reconvened or “veto” session when the General Assembly meets after a session to consider the bills returned to it by the Governor with vetoes or amendments?”

For more information, visit the Virginia State Board of Elections website, where you can find an informational brochure and an additional explanation.


D.C. Ballot

Proposed Charter Amendment V
Expulsion for Gross Misconduct, D.C. Council

How it will appear on the ballot:

    “This Charter Amendment, if passed, would permit the Council to adopt a resolution to expel a Councilmember upon a 5/6 vote of its members upon demonstrating that Councilmember’s gross failure to meet the highest standards of conduct and upon establishing procedures for the expulsion of a Councilmember.”

  • FOR Charter Amendment
  • AGAINST Charter Amendment

Proposed Charter Amendment VI
Disqualification from Office for Felony Conviction, D.C. Council

How it will appear on the ballot:

    “This Charter Amendment, if passed, would make anyone who is convicted of a felony while holding the office of Councilmember ineligible to remain in office and ineligible to ever hold the office again.”

  • FOR Charter Amendment
  • AGAINST Charter Amendment

    Proposed Charter Amendment VII
    Disqualification from Office for Felony Conviction, Mayor

    How it will appear on the ballot:

      “This Charter Amendment, if passed, would make anyone who is convicted of a felony while holding the office of Mayor ineligible to remain in office and ineligible to ever hold the office again.”

    • FOR Charter Amendment
    • AGAINST Charter Amendment

    For more information, visit the D.C. Board of Elections website.

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