ICYMI: Virginia’s redistricting dilemma
Hampton Roads / Local / Norfolk / Politics / Race / Virginia

ICYMI: Virginia’s redistricting dilemma

My latest op-ed, title above, appeared in The Virginian-Pilot Thursday. In it, I discuss the effects of the U.S. Supreme court decision in Shelby on the upcoming redrawing of Virginia’s 3rd – and surrounding – congressional district. I covered some of this ground in my earlier op-eds, particularly just after Shelby and after a bill … Continue reading

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ICYMI: Make most of do-over for the 3rd
Hampton Roads / Local / National / Norfolk / Politics / Virginia

ICYMI: Make most of do-over for the 3rd

My latest op-ed, title above, appeared in The Virginian-Pilot last Thursday. The topic, of course, was the ruling last week (pdf) that Virginia’s 3rd Congressional district has to be redrawn. If the 3rd is redrawn, the surrounding districts have to be redrawn as well.  This is a golden opportunity to get redistricting done right – … Continue reading

ICYMI: Taking steps to make every vote count
2014 Elections / Hampton Roads / Local / Norfolk / Politics / Virginia

ICYMI: Taking steps to make every vote count

My latest op-ed, title above, appeared in The Virginian-Pilot Sunday. (Yeah – not my normal day but not much has been normal around here in a while.) I attended a presentation in late August called “Evolution of Virginia Elections.” It was quite interesting, especially for anyone who has an interest in Virginia history. I obtained … Continue reading

Obtain Voter ID at these events
2014 Elections / Local / Norfolk / Politics / Virginia

Obtain Voter ID at these events

This November, voters will be required to show valid photo IDs in order to vote. The Norfolk Office of Elections is holding several events across the city to provide photo IDs to those who lack them. Acceptable forms of voter photo identification include: a valid Virginia Driver’s License or DMV- issued photo identification card, valid … Continue reading

Norfolk elected school board: nearly 17,000 signatures
Education / Local / Norfolk / Politics

Norfolk elected school board: nearly 17,000 signatures

In a press release (pdf) this morning, Norfolk Citizens for an Elected School Board announced that nearly 17,000 signatures have been obtained and submitted for the placement of the question on the ballot. Norfolk voters will have a choice in November 2014 to change the management of Norfolk public schools from being appointed by City … Continue reading

ICYMI: Norfolk should vote on electing school board
Education / Local / Norfolk / Politics

ICYMI: Norfolk should vote on electing school board

My latest op-ed, title above, appeared in The Virginian-Pilot Thursday. Getting this question on the ballot in November is a real possibility. Just this morning. I was told that the State Board of Elections says that the petitions have to be submitted by 5pm Wednesday, not Monday as was previously thought. As I mentioned in … Continue reading