RICHMOND, Va. (WTVR) -Residents in Battleground Virginia head to the polls today to vote on candidates for president, the U.S. Senate and the House of Representatives, and also to vote on two proposed amendments to the state constitution.
**For the full list of what to expect at the polls on Election Day, like what forms of ID to bring and where to vote at, click here: http://wtvr.com/2012/11/05/what-you-need-to-know-for-election-day-2012/
Presidential candidates, including third-party candidates.
- President Barack Obama (D)
- Mitt Romney (R)
- Former Virginia Congressman Virgil Goode (Constitution Party)
- Gary Johnson (Libertarian)
- Jill Stein (Green Party)
Two former governors are vying for Sen. Jim Webb’s (D) U.S. Senate seat.
- George Allen (R)
- Timothy Kaine (D)
House of Representatives
Republicans have an 8-3 edge in the state’s U.S. House. All 11 Virginia members of the House of Representatives are up for re-election.
Greater Richmond area House of Representative races:
Rep. Eric Cantor, (R)
Wayne Powell (D)
Randy Forbes (R)
Ella Ward (D)
Robert “Bobby” Scott (D)
Dean Longo (R)
Robert Wittman (R)
Adam Cook (D)
Gail Parker (Independent Green)
Click here for full list: 2012 Offical Local Candidates List
What are the constitutional amendments on the ballot?
1) Eminent domain – Would limit instances when private property could be taken for public use.
The Virginia Eminent Domain Amendment, Question 1 is on the November 6, 2012 ballot in the state of Virginia as a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment.
The measure would prohibit eminent domain from being used for private enterprise, job creation, tax revenue generation or economic development, thereby restricting it to only being invoked to take private land for public use. Specifically, it would update a 2007 law which states that private property can be taken only when the public interest dominates the private gain. It is sponsored by Delegate Rob Bell.
2) State legislatures – Allows the legislature to delay the start of its veto session by up to one week.
The Virginia Veto Session Amendment, Question 2 is on the November 6, 2012 ballot in the state of Virginia as a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment.
The measure would allow the legislature to delay the start of their veto session by up to one week. The stated intention of the measure is to prevent the veto session from starting on a holiday.
To read the previous amendments in full from the State Board of Elections website, click here.
Richmond City races:
1st District City Council
Jonathan T. Baliles
Bruce W. Tyler
2nd District City Council
Charles R. Samuels
3rd District City Council
Erin L. Delp
Chris A. Hilbert
4th District City Council
Kathy C. Graziano
Johnny S. Walker
Parker C. Agelasto
S. Lee Shewmake
E. M. “Marty” Jewell
Cynthia I. Newbille–uncontested
Dawn C. Page
Reva M. Trammell
Jimmy R. Hart
Michelle R. Mosby
School Board by District
District 1 Richmond School Board
Glen Sturtevant, Jr.
District 2 Richmond School Board
District 3 Richmond School Board
District 4 Richmond School Board
Vanessa Womack Easter
Patricia Conn Churchill
District 5 Richmond School Board
District 6 Richmond School Board
District 7 Richmond School Board
Donald L. “Don” Coleman
District 8 Richmond School Board
Albertina R. Carter
Derik E. Jones
District 9 Richmond School Board
Tichi Pinkey Eppes