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Newcomers and Community Guide

What’s on November’s Ballot?

— From municipal bond initiatives to a hotly contested race for the United States Senate, the Arlington ballot has a wide range of items on the Nov. 6 ballot. Here’s a look at what voters will see when they head to the polls.

President and Vice President of the United States

  • Mitt Romney, Republican

  • Barack Obama, Democrat

U.S. Senate

  • George Allen, Republican

  • Tim Kaine, Democrat

U.S. House of Representatives, 8th District

  • Patrick Murray, Republican

  • Jim Moran, Democrat

  • Janet Howell, Independent

  • Janet Murphy, Independent Green

Arlington County Board

  • Matt Warvo, Republican

  • Libby Garvey, Democrat

  • Audrey Clement, Green

School Board (two seats)

  • Noah Simon

  • Emma Violand-Sanchez

BALLOT QUESTIONS

  • Legislative Sessions: Shall Section 6 of Article IV (Legislature) of the Constitution of Virginia concerning legislative sessions be amended to allow the General Assembly to delay by no more than one week the fixed starting date for the reconvened or "veto" session when the General Assembly meets after a session to consider the bills returned to it by the Governor with vetoes or amendments?

  • Bill of Rights: Shall Section 11 of Article I (Bill of Rights) of the Constitution of Virginia be amended (i) to require that eminent domain only be exercised where the property taken or damaged is for public use and, except for utilities or the elimination of a public nuisance, not where the primary use is for private gain, private benefit, private enterprise, increasing jobs, increasing tax revenue, or economic development; (ii) to define what is included in just compensation for such taking or damaging of property; and (iii) to prohibit the taking or damaging of more private property than is necessary for the public use?

BOND REFERENDA QUESTIONS

  • Metro and Transportation: Shall Arlington County contract a debt and issue its general obligation bonds in the maximum principal amount of $31,946,000 to finance, together with other available funds, the cost of various capital projects for the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority and other transit, pedestrian, road or transportation projects?

  • Local Parks and Recreation: Shall Arlington County contract a debt and issue its general obligation bonds in the maximum principal amount of $50,553,000 to finance, together with other available funds, the cost of various capital projects for local parks & recreation, and land acquisition for parks and open space?

  • Community Infrastructure: Shall Arlington County contract a debt and issue its general obligation bonds in the maximum principal amount of $28,306,000 to finance, together with other available funds, the cost of various capital projects for County facilities, information technology, and infrastructure?

  • Arlington Public Schools: Shall Arlington County contract a debt and issue its general obligation bonds in the maximum principal amount of $42,620,000 to finance, together with other available funds, the costs of various capital projects for Arlington Public Schools?