Two questions on ballot

Published 7:53 pm Saturday, November 5, 2016

Tuesday’s ballot will allow voters to choose not only candidates for national and local offices but also their position on proposed amendments to the state constitution. The text of the ballot questions is below.


Article I. Bill of Rights. Section 11-A. Right to work.

  1. Ballot Question

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Question: Should Article I of the Constitution of Virginia be amended to prohibit any agreement or combination between an employer and a labor union or labor organization whereby (i) nonmembers of the union or organization are denied the right to work for the employer, (ii) membership to the union or organization is made a condition of employment or continuation of employment by such employer, or (iii) the union or organization acquires an employment monopoly in any such enterprise?

Article X. Taxation and Finance. Section 6-B. Property tax exemptions for spouses of certain emergency services providers.

  1. Ballot Question

Question: Shall the Constitution of Virginia be amended to allow the General Assembly to provide an option to the localities to exempt from taxation the real property of the surviving spouse of any law-enforcement officer, firefighter, search and rescue personnel, or emergency medical services personnel who was killed in the line of duty, where the surviving spouse occupies the real property as his or her principal place of residence and has not remarried?