Petition Signature Requirements

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  • ​​State Senate - 250 signatures of registered voters (within the Senate District)
  • House of Delegates - 125 signatures of registered voters (within the House District)
  • City Council - 125 signatures of registered voters
  • School Board - 125 signatures of registered voters
  • Constitutional Officers - 125 signatures of registered voters
  • Clerk of Court - 125 signatures of registered voters
  • Soil and Water Conservation Director - 25 signatures of registered voters
  • Advisory Referenda
    • Signed by a number of qualified voters in Virginia Beach equaling 25% of the number of voters that voted in Virginia Beach at the last General Election (as certified by the General Registrar/Director of Elections)
    • Must be filed with the Clerk of the Circuit Court
    • A court order must be issued 60 days prior to the date for which a referenda is called
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