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Seal of the Governor
For Immediate Release: December 8, 2020
Contacts: Office of the Governor: Alena Yarmosky, Alena.Yarmosky@governor.virginia.gov

Governor Northam Sets Special Election for Second House of Delegates District

RICHMOND—Governor Ralph Northam today issued a writ of election declaring a special election in the Second House of Delegates District for January 5, 2021. The seat was previously held by Delegate Jennifer Carroll Foy, who resigned effective December 12, 2020.

Under § 24.2-216 of the Code of Virginia, the Governor is charged with setting the special election date when a vacancy occurs in the General Assembly absent of the General Assembly being in session.

The full writ of election is available here.

The last day for candidates to file to appear on the ballot is December 14, 2020. Information regarding candidacy requirements can be found on the Department of Elections website.

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