Virginia elects members of its state legislature in odd years, including 2011. Normally Virginia primaries are in June (for office other than President). On January 19, the Virginia House unanimously passed HB 1507, which moves this year’s primary from June 14 to August 23. The bill also moves the petition for minor party and independent candidates, for 2011 only, from June 14 to August 23.
This bill is needed because the state won’t have time to draw legislative district boundaries, unless the primary is postponed.
Virginia has no statewide offices up this year. The state executive positions are only up in the odd years that follow presidential election years, such as 2009 and 2013.