Delegate Nick Freitas (Culpeper) has sponsored HB553, which would permit Virginia cities and counties to use ranked choice voting in their local elections. The bill passed out of subcommittee and now awaits a vote in the full Privileges and Elections committee on Friday, February 2, 2018. You can check this map to see if you live in a committee member's district.
Delegate Patrick Hope (Arlington) has also sponsored HB932, which would authorize Arlington County to use ranked choice voting in its local Board elections. This bill is awaiting review in Cities, Counties, and Towns Subcommittee #2.
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- Virginia's Lobbyist-in-a-Box tool offers automated e-mail updates for tracking your favorite bills.
- Richmond Sunlight provides easy-to-use tools for following legislation.
- The Virginia Public Access Project publishes a Citizen's Guide to effectively lobbying your local legislators.