Constitutional Amendments 2020--vote Yes on 1

Constitutional Amendments 2020--vote Yes on 1

In addition to voting for president/vice president, senator, and congressional representative, you will vote on two proposed amendments to the Virginia Constitution. For more information, see the discussion at ballotpedia.org.

1. Redistricting Commission: Fair Maps promotion-constitutional-amendment-1

This amendment aims to end gerrymandering by transferring the power to draw legislative maps from legislators to a bipartisan commission of citizens and legislators.

Currently, the party in power can draw maps to increase the odds of their re-election. That process is gerrymandering—legislators picking voters instead of voters picking legislators.

A “yes” vote supports transferring the power to draw the state’s congressional and legislative districts from the state legislature to a redistricting commission composed of state legislators and citizens.

A “no” vote opposes transferring the power, thus keeping the state legislature’s party in power responsible for redistricting.

The League of Women Voters-VA recommends “yes.”  PDF iconDownload our flyer on this issue.

2. Motor Vehicle Property Tax Exemption for Disabled Veterans

A “yes” vote supports exempting one automobile or pickup truck from state and local property taxes for veterans who have a 100 percent service-connected, permanent, and total disability.

A “no” vote opposes exempting one automobile or pickup truck from state and local property taxes for veterans who have a 100 percent service-connected, permanent, and total disability.