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➡️ Election Day 2023 is 12 days away on Nov. 7, 2023.
➡️ Last day of in-person early voting: Saturday, Nov. 4, 2023 at 5 p.m. voter registration office
➡️ Deadline to apply for ballot by mail: Oct. 27, 2023.
2023: Chart of Black Candidates and Their Opponents
Below is a chart of the Black candidates running for the Virginia General Assembly this cycle and their opponents.
Forty seats in the Virginia Senate and 100 seats in the Virginia House of Delegates are on the ballot although there are many uncontested seats.
Hampton Souls to the Polls March
On Oct. 22, in Hampton the annual pre-election day Should to the Polls march by the Hampton NAACP took place. The event features candidates, food, voter registration and community. Several other Souls to the Polls events are happening around Virginia including one in Arlington on Oct 29th.
Petersburg Candidate Town Hall on Roland Martin Unfiltered
Six candidates for the Virginia General Assembly appeared at Roland Martin Unfiltered’s Petersburg town hall on Oct. 23. Also this two hour town hall featured Richmonder Sheba Williams, the founder of NOLEF Turns, a justice reform organization that’s focused on re-entry issues and voting rights.
A guide to the two hour town hall video below:
6 mins: Destiny Bolling (D), candidate for House District 80
24 mins: Debra Gardner (D), candidate for House District 76
40 mins: Kim Pope Adams (D), candidate for House District 82
1hr, 3 mins: Sheba Williams, CEO of NOLEF Turns
1hr, 24 mins: Gary Flowers, Host WOL Radio
1hr, 46 mins: Natan McKenzie (D), candidate for Senate District 82
1hr, 50 mins: Stephen Miller Pitts (D), candidate for House District 75
Virginia NAACP Announces Change of Date for the 88th Annual Convention Until After Election
Release from Virginia NAACP: The Virginia State Conference NAACP (Virginia NAACP) announces that its 88th Annual Convention will be held on Saturday, November 11, 2023. We are pleased that this one-day annual meeting will be held at The Omni Richmond Hotel.
“This year, while we were excited to host the Convention this weekend, it was necessary to make changes so that every voting delegate could be seated.” said Virginia NAACP President Robert N. Barnette, Jr. “This year is an election year for the State Conference, it was paramount to our Executive Committee all units have voice and vote.”
The 88th Annual Convention will focus on the theme of NAACP: Never Silenced by focusing on the advocacy of the past year and the year ahead and will elect leadership.
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