Governor Youngkin and Speaker Todd Gilbert Set Special Election

 Governor Glenn Youngkin and House Speaker Todd Gilbert concurrently issued writs of election declaring a special election in the 24th House District for January 10, 2023. The seat was previously held by The Honorable Ronnie R. Campbell, who passed away on December 13, 2022.

The full writs of election from Governor Youngkin and Speaker Gilbert is available here.

The last day for candidates to file as a candidate is December 22, 2022. Information regarding candidacy requirements can be found on the Department of Elections website.

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Front Royal Town Council seek a special election date

At a special meeting of the Front Royal Town Council held Aug. 29 the council approved a motion for a special election.

To avoid the cost of a standalone special election council moved to direct the Deputy Town Attorney to petition the Warren County Circuit Court for a writ of special election.

The special election will fill the vacancy left by the departure of Joseph McFadden.

The council is asking the special election be held  Nov. 7, 2023 to coincide with the general election on that date to effectively offset the cost.

It was observed at the special session that Joseph McFadden’s verbal resignation on Aug. 8 will stand because of the amount of time between the verbal resignation and request for reinstatement.

McFadden calls Robert’s rules of order as the reason his resignation is not valid.

It was observed at the council’s special meeting that State Statute trumps Robert’s Rules of Order.

A council member at the meeting noted that according to the State Statute the request for reinstatement has to be made the same day as the resignation.

McFadden left the meeting on Aug. 8 right after his verbal resignation.

A link to the entire Town Council meeting is found here.

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Berryville holds special election today 5/4

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Polls are open until 7 p.m. tonight May 4 in Berryville for a special election for Recorder and Ward 3 Town Council Member.

All registered voters within the town limits may cast a ballot at the Public School’s Administration Building 317 W. Main St. Berryville.

Contact the Office of Elections at 540-955-5168 or visit

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