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Do you support amending the state constitution to create a bipartisan commission to redraw legislative districts?

The Nov. 3 election will decide the issue, intended to remove fully-partisan congressional and Virginia General Assembly redistricting, which takes place after the U.S. Census every 10 years.

Disclaimer: This poll represents an unscientific sampling of users.
Select one of the following options, then click the "vote" button.
  Yes, I already have voted for it.
  Yes, I plan to vote for it.
  No, I already have voted against it.
  No, I plan to vote against it.
  Undecided
(373 Votes)
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Mark House
October 30, 2020 at 9:42 am
@Linda, I had to look up what was being proposed in the Amendment before voting. It's not as clear cut unless you break the paragraph down.
Linda Ward
October 28, 2020 at 2:36 pm
Virginia Question 1, the Redistricting Commission Amendment, is on the ballot in Virginia as a legislatively referred constitutional amendment on November 3, 2020.

A "yes" vote supports transferring the power to draw the state's congressional and legislative districts from the state legislature to a redistricting commission composed of state legislators and citizens.

A "no" vote opposes transferring the power to draw the state's congressional and legislative districts to a redistricting commission, thus keeping the state legislature responsible for redistricting.

Ballot question
The ballot question is as follows:

"Should the Constitution of Virginia be amended to establish a redistricting commission, consisting of eight members of the General Assembly and eight citizens of the Commonwealth, that is responsible for drawing the congressional and state legislative districts that will be subsequently voted on, but not changed by, the General Assembly and enacted without the Governor's involvement and to give the responsibility of drawing districts to the Supreme Court of Virginia if the redistricting commission fails to draw districts or the General Assembly fails to enact districts by certain deadlines?"

IMHO, I thought the question was not written well.


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