Dates and deadlines to know in Virginia politics for 2020

By Sean Galvin

January 1, 2020

From the General Assembly to the general election, we’ve got your calendar covered.

Welcome to 2020. Virginia’s big state election year may be behind us, but there are plenty of important dates to keep in mind for the New Year, from the start of a new General Assembly to the Democratic primary and, of course, the presidential election in November. We’ve compiled some of the most of the important political dates and deadlines to watch for this year:

January 9: General Assembly convenes to begin the 2020 session.

January 11: Budget amendments from General Assembly members must be submitted to the House Appropriations and Senate Finance Committees by 5 PM.

January 18: All bills must be filed by 3 PM (bills may be introduced after the deadline by unanimous consent).

February 18: Deadline for General Assembly’s committee action on bills.

February 10: Virginia presidential primary election voter registration deadline.

 March 3: Virginia Democratic presidential primary election.

June 9: Virginia Republican primary for U.S. Senate and U.S. House.

October 13: Registration deadline for the general election.

October 27: Deadline to request an absentee ballot to be mailed to you.

November 3: Presidential, U.S. Senate and U.S. House general election.

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