Monday, November 15, 2010

McDonnell sets special election date for Griffith/Hurt seats

Congressmen-elect Robert Hurt and Morgan Griffith

RICHMOND- Governor Bob McDonnell issued the following press release Monday regarding the date for special elections for the purposes of electing representatives to fill the seats of State Senator Robert Hurt and State Delegate Morgan Griffith, both of whom were elected to the United States Congress in the most recent election.

McDonnell has spoken to Senator Hurt and Delegate Griffith and they have each stated that they plan to submit a letter of intent to resign upon the certification of their election. Immediately upon receipt of these letters, McDonnell will formally issue writs of election for the vacancies in the 19th Senate District and the 8th House of Delegates District.

In order to ensure that the citizens of these districts have full representation in the Virginia General Assembly session that is to convene on January 12, 2011. The special elections will be held on Tuesday, January 11, 2011.  The anticipated filing and nominating deadline for candidates interested in participating in the Special Election would be by Noon on November 24, 2010.

For more information contact the Virginia State Board of Elections at 1-800-552-9745 and ask for ‘Special Election Information’.

Posted By Valerie Garner

Categories: Elections, Politics, State Politics

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