For Immediate Release:
April 14, 2016
Office of the Governor: Brian Coy, (804) 225-4260, Brian.Coy@governor.virginia.gov
Governor McAuliffe Sets Special Election in First Senate District for November 8, 2016
RICHMOND – Governor Terry McAuliffe has declared that the special election to replace the late Virginia Senator John Miller in the First Senate District will occur on Tuesday, November 8th, 2016. The writ of special election is included below:
April 12, 2016
TO THE SECRETARIES OF THE ELECTORAL BOARDS IN THE COUNTIES OF JAMES CITY AND YORK AND THE CITIES OF HAMPTON, NEWPORT NEWS, SUFFOLK AND WILLIAMSBURG, VIRGINIA:
WHEREAS, a vacancy has occurred in the Senate of Virginia from the First Senate District, composed of the City of Williamsburg, parts of the Counties of James City and York, and parts of the Cities of Hampton, Newport News and Suffolk occasioned by the death of The Honorable John C. Miller.
NOW THEREFORE, in the name of the Commonwealth, pursuant to § 24.2-216 of the Code of Virginia, you are hereby required to cause an election to be held in this district on Tuesday, November 8, 2016 for a member of the Senate to fill the vacancy. Pursuant to §§ 24.2-507 and 24.2-510 of the Code, the last day for filing as a candidate for such office in said election shall be Tuesday, June 21, 2016 at 5:00 p.m.
Given under my hand as Governor of Virginia, and under the Lesser Seal of the Commonwealth, at Richmond, this 12th day of April, two thousand and sixteen and in the 240th year of the Commonwealth.
Terence R. McAuliffe
Governor, Commonwealth of Virginia
Secretary of the Commonwealth