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Virginia to decide when redistricting takes effect

Virginians will vote in November whether to address the constitutional confusion that led to Northern Virginia residents' choosing who would complete the term of a retiring New River Valley state senator.

The ballot question, which received final approval from the General Assembly this week, would essentially clarify when redrawn legislative districts take effect and how to fill a vacancy that occurs before the effective date.

The problem came to light after the 2001 redistricting session, when the Republican-controlled legislature moved the 39th District, which had stretched from Montgomery County to the North Carolina border, to Northern Virginia. -- Who votes on vacancy when districts change? Voters to say (Roanoke.com)