Elections for Virginia’s House of Delegates will stay on their normal schedule, without a special makeup vote this year. In a ruling June 6, a panel of federal judges turned down Richmond Democrat Paul Goldman’s lawsuit seeking an early vote. They said he had no standing to demand a 2022 election instead of the normal one in 2023. The General Assembly — House and Senate — was redistricted after the delayed 2020 Census, but census data was so late that members were elected last November in the old districts.
The new District 47 includes Floyd County, home of Del. Marie March; Patrick County, home of Del. Wren Williams; as well as Carroll County, the small city of Galax, and a western slice of Henry County.