You have no statewide Initiative & Referendum rights and very few local jurisdictions have any Initiative & Referendum rights.

Coalition for an Open & Accessible Initiative Process:

Gloucester County Citizens for Accountable Representation, VA

Libertarian Party of Virginia

Virginia Institute for Public Policy


See the results of a poll on support for statewide initiative & referendum here.

Grade: F

Click here to view Virginia’s individual report in Of the People, By the People, For the People: A 2010 Report Card on Statewide Voter Initiative Rights.

Citizen State Coordinator

For more information on to get involved in protecting and expanding Viginia’s initiative process, contact the Citizens in Charge Foundation Virginia Citizen State Coordinator:

Patricia Cowen

Click here to email Patricia


State Balloting Process

How to bring the ballot initiative process to Virginia


While the Populist call for “more democracy” was gaining strength
throughout most of the nation, Virginia’s ruling Democratic Party was
giving its citizens less democracy. In May 1901, voters elected 100
delegates to a state constitutional convention, 89 of them Democrats… Read More

Ballot Qualifications & Schedule

There is currently no statewide initiative or referendum in Virginia. Join Citizens in Charge Foundation and volunteer to help organize your state.