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Virginia voters to decide on bipartisan redistricting proposal

While nearly everyone is familiar with the presidential candidates topping this year’s ballot, and many are also aware of the races for U.S. Senate and House of Representatives, voters may not aware of the two referendums that will be placed before voters in November.

Amendment 1 would replace the current method of drawing up election districts, taking the process out of the hands of the General Assembly and handing over that responsibility to a bipartisan commission.

Amendment 2 would make a car or pickup truck owned by a veteran with 100 percent disability free from state and local taxation.

Voting starts Sept. 18

Although both questions will be on the Nov. 3 ballot, Virginia voters will begin voting on those two referendums, as well as selecting their candidates in the presidential and Congressional races, starting next Friday, Sept. 18, when early in-person voting begins at the registrars’ offices and absentee ballots are sent out to those who requested them.

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