News



  • (8/23/10) - Six public hearings have been scheduled thoughout the Commonwealth to encourage public input into the 2011 redistricting process. View News Release.
  • (3/21/11) - Ten meetings and public hearings have been scheduled for March-April, 2011. View Schedule.
  • (4/11/11) - HB 5001 (Jones, S.C.) passed by both houses. The conference committee substitute includes redistricting plans for both the House of Delegates and Senate.
  • (4/15/11) - Governor McDonnell vetoes HB 5001 citing criticisms mainly of the Senate redistricting plan portion of the Bill.
  • (4/28/11) - HB 5005 (Jones, S.C.) passed by both houses. The bill includes redistricting plans for both the House of Delegates and Senate.
  • (4/29/11) - Governor McDonnell signs HB 5005 into law, Ch.1, 2011 Acts of Assembly (Special Session I).
  • (5/10/11) - The Attorney General's Office submitted the enacted redistricting plans for the House of Delegates and Senate to the Departent of Justice for approval pursuant to Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act. The Office also filed suit in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia asking for preclearance of the plans.
  • (6/17/11) - The Department of Justice precleared the House of Delegates and Senate Redistricting plans (HB 5005/Ch.1, 2011 Acts of Assembly, Special Session I) submitted pursuant to Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act on 5/10/11. View Preclearance Letter.
  • (3/14/12) - The Department of Justice precleared the Congressional Redistricting plan (HB 251/Ch.1, 2012 Acts of Assembly) submitted pursuant to Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act on 2/2/12. View Preclearance Letter.
  • (3/14/12) - The Department of Justice filed a notice with the DC Court showing that a determination was made. View Notice.
  • (10/2/13) - Suit filed in the federal District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia (Case No. 3:13cv678) challenging the constitutionality of Virginia‚Äôs 3rd Congressional District. View Bill of Complaint.
  • (10/7/14) - Virginia's 3rd Congressional District found unconstitutional (Case No. 3:13cv678).