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File #: RES. 2018-R100    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Resolution Status: Adopted
File created: 11/14/2018 In control: City Council
On agenda: 12/17/2018 Final action: 12/17/2018
Title: To request the Richmond delegation to the General Assembly of Virginia to introduce and support the enactment of legislation to amend sections 3.01.1 and 3.04 of the Charter of the City of Richmond to conform its provisions concerning deadlines for voter registration and absentee balloting for runoff elections to the provisions of Chapters 4 and 7 of Title 24.2 of the Code of Virginia (1950), as amended.
Patrons: President Hilbert
Attachments: 1. Res. No. 2018-R100
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To request the Richmond delegation to the General Assembly of Virginia to introduce and support the enactment of legislation to amend sections 3.01.1 and 3.04 of the Charter of the City of Richmond to conform its provisions concerning deadlines for voter registration and absentee balloting for runoff elections to the provisions of Chapters 4 and 7 of Title 24.2 of the Code of Virginia (1950), as amended.
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BE IT RESOLVED BY THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF RICHMOND:
That, in accordance with section 15.2-202 of the Code of Virginia (1950), as amended, the Richmond delegation to the General Assembly of Virginia is hereby requested to introduce and support the enactment of legislation to amend the Charter of the City of Richmond as set forth in the document entitled "Requests of the City of Richmond for City Charter Amendments during the 2019 Session of the General Assembly of Virginia," a copy of which is attached to and made a part of this resolution.

REQUESTS OF THE CITY OF RICHMOND FOR CITY CHARTER AMENDMENTS
DURING THE 2019 SESSION OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF VIRGINIA

Amended Sections:

? 3.01.1. - Election of mayor.
On the first Tuesday after the first Monday in November 2004, and every four years thereafter, a general election shall be held to elect the mayor. All persons seeking to have their names appear on the ballot as candidates for mayor must comply with the provisions of Chapter 5 (? 24.2-500 et seq.) of Title 24.2 of the Code of Virginia and must file with their declaration of candidacy a petition containing a minimum of 500 signatures of qualified voters of the city, to include at least 50 qualified voters from each of the nine election districts. However, these filing requirements shall only apply to the initial, general election and not to any runoff election that may subsequently become necessary.
In the general election, the person receiving the most votes in each of at least five of the nine city council districts shall be ...

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