Thursday, October 23, 2014

Ready to vote

Election Day is here, and the Champion has spent the past month informing readers about who they will be voting for at the polls.

In addition to the congressional, senatorial and presidential candidates the Champion has featured, voters heading to the polls need to be aware of the constitutional amendments on the ballot.

Only legislatively-referred constitutional amendments are allowed on the ballot in Virginia. According to the Virginia State Board of Elections, proposals must be made during the commonwealth’s legislative session.

The first amendment, titled Question 1, deals with eminent domain and would limit instances when private property could be taken for public use. It is a proposed amendment to Section 11 of Article 1 of the Commonwealth of Virginia’s Bill of Rights.

According to the Virginia State Board of Elections, the second amendment, titled Question 2, deals with state legislatures and would allow them to delay the start of their veto session one week. It is a proposed amendment to Section 6 of Article IV of the Constitution of Virginia.

For more information on the candidates, refer to the past three issues of the Liberty Champion at libertychampion.com. For more information on the proposed constitutional amendments, visit sbe.virginia.gov.

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