<div>Since the adoption of the Twelfth Amendment in June 1804, Electors have voted specifically for President and Vice President. Political parties nominate a "ticket" of candidates for each of these offices. <a href="http://constitutioncenter.org/interactive-constitution/amendments/amendment-xii">http://constitutioncenter.org</a></div>
<div>Per the US Constitution, voters do not elect the president and vice-president directly. Rather, they vote for a slate of Electors belonging to the ticket's political party. Virginia sends 13 Electors to the Electoral College, all belonging to the party whose ticket receives the most votes. <a href="http://www.archives.gov/federal-register/electoral-college/about.html">http://www.archives.gov</a></div>
<div>Per the US Constitution, voters do not elect the president and vice-president directly. Rather, they vote for a slate of Electors belonging to the ticket's political party. Virginia sends 13 Electors to the Electoral College, all belonging to the party whose ticket receives the most votes. <a href="http://www.archives.gov/federal-register/electoral-college/about.html">http://www.archives.gov</a></div>
<div>Per the US Constitution, voters do not elect the president and vice-president directly. Rather, they vote for a slate of Electors belonging to the ticket's political party. Virginia sends 13 Electors to the Electoral College, all belonging to the party whose ticket receives the most votes. <a href="http://www.archives.gov/federal-register/electoral-college/about.html">http://www.archives.gov</a></div>
<div>Per the US Constitution, voters do not elect the president and vice-president directly. Rather, they vote for a slate of Electors belonging to the ticket's political party. Virginia sends 13 Electors to the Electoral College, all belonging to the party whose ticket receives the most votes. <a href="http://www.archives.gov/federal-register/electoral-college/about.html">http://www.archives.gov</a></div>
<div>Per the US Constitution, voters do not elect the president and vice-president directly. Rather, they vote for a slate of Electors belonging to the ticket's political party. Virginia sends 13 Electors to the Electoral College, all belonging to the party whose ticket receives the most votes. <a href="http://www.archives.gov/federal-register/electoral-college/about.html">http://www.archives.gov</a></div>
<div>"Write-in votes for President and Vice President shall be counted only for candidates who have filed <a href="http://www.elections.virginia.gov/Files/Forms/Candidates/SBE-644-6-2016.pdf">a joint declaration of intent to be write-in candidates</a> for the offices with the Commissioner of Elections not less than 10 days before the date of the presidential election." <a href="http://law.lis.virginia.gov/vacode/title24.2/chapter6/section24.2-644/ ">http://law.lis.virginia.gov</a></div>
<div><b>BALLOT TIP</b>: A write-in vote is not valid unless the box is marked in addition to a name being supplied.</div>
<div>"Except as provided for primary elections, the State Board shall determine by lot the order of the political parties, and the names of all candidates for a particular office shall appear together in the order determined for their parties." <a href="http://law.lis.virginia.gov/vacode/title24.2/chapter6/section24.2-613/ ">http://law.lis.virginia.gov</a></div>
<div>Virginia has 11 congressional (House) districts. The number of US House of Representatives districts is set by statute at 435. <a href="https://www.govtrack.us/congress/members/VA">https://www.govtrack.us</a></div>
<div>Democrat Jane Dittmar was <a href="http://historical.elections.virginia.gov/candidates/view/Jane-Desimone-Dittmar/">elected in 2013</a> to the Albemarle County Board of Supervisors as the Scottsville District representative. This is her first time on the ballot for the US House of Representatives. <a href="http://janeforcongress.com/ ">Go to her campaign website</a>. </div>
<div>Republican Tom Garrett, Jr. <a href="http://historical.elections.virginia.gov/candidates/view/Thomas-A-Garrett-Jr/">has been elected twice</a> to the Virginia State Senate, most recently in 2011, when he ran unopposed. This is his first time on the ballot for the US House of Representatives. <a href="http://www.tomgarrettforcongress.com">Go to his campaign website</a>. </div>
<div><b>BALLOT TIP</b>: A write-in vote is not valid unless the box is marked in addition to a name being supplied.</div>
<div>Before appearing on the ballot, proposed constitutional amendments must be passed by a majority of both the State House and Senate in two successive legislative sessions. Constitutional amendments that appear on the ballot are approved by a simple majority (i.e., one more vote in favor of the amendent than against). <a href="http://law.lis.virginia.gov/constitution/article12/section1/">http://law.lis.virginia.gov</a></div>
<div><b>Current situation.</b> Virginia's right to work statute (<a href="http://law.justia.com/codes/virginia/2014/title-40.1/section-40.1-59">§40.1-59 of the Code of Virginia</a>) has been the law and declared public policy of the Commonwealth since 1947. This law, among other provisions, prohibits union membership as a condition of employment. </div><div><br></div><div><b>What the amendment proposes. </b>This amendment would insert the existing right to work law into the Constitution of Virginia. This does not change the content of the law — only the method by which it could be amended. While laws can be changed by a vote in the General Assembly, the Constitution can only be changed by the amendment process (see #8).</div><div><br></div><div><b>What a "yes" vote means.</b></div><div>Yes, I DO want the current right to work law to be inserted into the State Constitution. </div><div><br></div><div><b>What a "no" vote means.</b></div><div>No, I DO NOT want the current right to work law to be inserted into the State Constitution. </div><div><br></div><div>For more information, see the <a href="http://www.elections.virginia.gov/election-law/proposed-constitutional-amendment-2016/index.html">Virginia Elections website</a>.</div>
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