Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell has set September 4, 2012, as the date for the special election to fill the seat of the late Senator Yvonne Miller, who passed away on July 3, 2012, and Delegate David Englin, who announced his resignation from the Virginia House of Delegates effective August 31, 2012, it was announced yesterday.
McDonnell said, “To ensure that is the case, I believe we must hold these special elections as quickly as is possible under Virginia law. Having these special elections on September 4th will allow for the citizens of these districts to have full representation and give the new Senator and Delegate time to fully prepare for the 2013 legislative session. McDonnell said he will not issue the “writ of election” until July 30 in order to give political parties time to prepare for the nomination process. After the issuance of the writ, parties will have five days to nominate a candidate.