Bill Moving Municipal Elections Passed in Virginia - State and Federal Communications

March 12, 2021  •  

Bill Moving Municipal Elections Passed in Virginia

Virginia State Capitol - KWL / CC BY-SA

Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam has signed House Bill 1157 into law.

The controversial bill looked to shifts municipal elections from May to the November general election with new terms commencing on January 1 of the following year.

This shift will effectively extend the terms of current officeholders to facilitate the transition to the election date cycles.

This shift will begin with elections being held in 2022.

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