Leesburg, VA (May 9, 2012)
– In November 2011, a referendum to move Town of Leesburg elections from even-numbered years in May to even-numbers years in November was passed by Leesburg voters. In March 2012, the Virginia General Assembly approved an amendment to the Leesburg Town Charter, changing the date of town elections from May to November and providing that the town elections would continue to be nonpartisan. Senator Mark Herring and Delegate Randy Minchew sponsored the Leesburg Town Charter Amendment.
The Leesburg Town Attorney’s office has submitted the approved Town Charter amendment to the U.S. Department of Justice for pre-clearance under Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act.
A complete copy of the submission is available for public inspection at the Office of the Town Attorney, located in the Leesburg Town Hall, at 25 West Market Street, Leesburg, Virginia, during normal business hours (Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.). A copy of the submission is also available for download on the Town of Leesburg website at www.leesburgva.gov/index.aspx?page=1530
The public is invited to make comments on the move of Town elections from May to November to the U.S. Attorney General and the Department of Justice at the following addresses:
|Eric H. Holder, Jr.
Attorney General of the United States
U.S. Department of Justice
950 Pennsylvania Avenue
Washington, DC 20530-0001
|Chief, Voting Section
Civil Rights Division
Room 7254 – NWB
Department of Justice
1800 G. St., NW
Washington, DC 20006
Comments may also be sent to the Department of Justice, Voting Section, by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
Jeanette Irby, Esq.