2022 Candidate Filing Info
Open Primary for
Special Election for City Council Vacancy

On Tuesday, April 12, 2022, the Roanoke City Democratic Committee adopted an open primary as the nomination method for the vacancy on Roanoke City Council. This is to fill one seat for the remainder of the unexpired term of office commencing January 1, 2023, and expiring December 31, 2024. 

 

Please see the written notification to the State Board of Elections for more information. If you have questions, email info@roanokedemocrats.com.

 

NOTICE OF VACANCY AND RIGHT TO FILE FOR DEMOCRATIC NOMINATION

(Public Notice published in Roanoke Times, April 14, 2022)


NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that due to the removal of the incumbent, a vacancy occurs for the office of member for Roanoke City Council, pursuant to Section 24.2-536, Code of Virginia (1950), as amended. The Roanoke City Democratic Committee shall permit the right to file declarations and petitions of candidacy for the Democratic nomination until 12:00 p.m. on Friday, April 22, 2022, on which date a party representative will be present beginning at 11:00 a.m. to receive filings at Sweet Donkey Coffee House, 2108 Broadway Avenue, S.W., Roanoke, Virginia, 24014. Interested candidates may email info@roanokedemocrats.com to schedule another time to file with appropriate notice.


In the event that only one person qualifies as a candidate, the person so qualifying shall be declared the Democratic nominee for the special election to be held at the November 2022 general election to fill the remainder of the unexpired term of office, commencing January 1, 2023, and expiring December 31, 2024. 


If more than one person qualifies, the Democratic nominee shall be elected by the voters at the Democratic primary held on the regular date, Tuesday, June 21, 2022.

FILING DEADLINES


Whereby the filing deadline has been set for 12:00 pm on Friday, April 22, 2022 for declarations and petitions of candidacy to be filed with the Roanoke City Democratic Committee, the same deadline should apply to all paperwork that is to be filed with the Roanoke City Democratic Committee, the General Registrar, or the City Treasurer in order to qualify as a
candidate for the Democratic primary. The following table has been developed as a resource for candidates seeking the Democratic nomination. 

 

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PARTY CERTIFICATION OF PRIMARY CANDIDATES

 

If more than one person qualifies, the party chairman or alternate party official will promptly certify their names to the State Board and the electoral board for the City of Roanoke as having qualified under the provisions of Virginia Code §24.2-536. Whereas no form exists for that provision, the Roanoke City Democratic Committee intends to utilize form ELECT-527 Party Certification of Primary Candidates to provide for consistency in certification.

 

In no case shall the individual who is a candidate for an office be the person who certifies the names of candidates for a primary for that same office. In such case, Julie Wagner, Vice Chair of the Roanoke City Democratic Committee, has been designated as the alternate party official to certify the candidates.

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Write your check out to:

Roanoke City Democratic Committee

and mail to:

P.O. Box 2516

Roanoke, Virginia 24011

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