§ 24.2-507 Deadlines for filing declarations and petitions of candidacy
For any office, declarations of candidacy and the petitions therefor shall be filed according to the following schedule:
1. For a general election in November, by 7:00 p.m. on the second Tuesday in June;
2. For a general election in May, by 7:00 p.m. on the first Tuesday in March;
3. For a special election held at the same time as a November general election, either (i) at least 81 days before the election or (ii) if the special election is being held at the second November election after the vacancy occurred, by 7:00 p.m. on the second Tuesday in June before that November election;
4. For a special election held at the same time as a May general election, by 7:00 p.m. on the first Tuesday in March; or
5. For a special election held at a time other than a general election, (i) at least 60 days before the election or (ii) within five days of any writ of election or order calling a special election to be held less than 60 days after the issuance of the writ or order.
Code 1950, §§ 24-130, 24-131, 24-134.1, 24-135; 1958, c. 605; 1960, c. 427; 1962, c. 536; 1964, cc. 540, 541; 1970, c. 462, § 24.1-166; 1971, Ex. Sess., cc. 119, 247; 1972, c. 620; 1973, c. 30; 1974, c. 428; 1975, c. 515; 1976, c. 616; 1978, c. 778; 1981, c. 425; 1983, c. 461; 1984, c. 480; 1991, c. 137; 1993, c. 641; 2010, cc. 449, 542, 645; 2011, c. 599.
1. Definition for General election
An election held in the Commonwealth on the Tuesday after the first Monday in November or on the first Tuesday in May for the purpose of filling offices regularly scheduled by law to be filled at those times.
2. Definition for Special election
Any election that is held pursuant to law to fill a vacancy in office or to hold a referendum.
3. Definition for Election
A general, primary, or special election.
Case Name: Wood v. Meadows
Citation: 207 F.3d 708
Federal Circuit Court: 4th Circuit Court
Case Summary: Holding that requirement that independent candidates for U.S. Senate file declarations of candidacy by the second Tuesday in June did not impose an unconstitutional burden on those candidates or supporters.