U.S. Representative (VA-1)

Next Election

Nov 06, 2018

Filing Window

Mar 12, 2018 - Jun 12, 2018

Description

There are 435 U.S. Representatives in the United States that comprise the House of Representatives, otherwise known as the United States Congress. U.S. Representatives are responsible for drafting and voting on federal laws for the United States. The work of preparing and considering legislation is done by standing congressional committees, and in addition there are special committees as well as joint committees (committees with U.S. Representatives and Senators). Federal funding bills originate in the House of Representative, and the House of Representatives is responsible for carrying out impeachment proceedings. Congressional bills, after having been passed by the Senate and House of Representatives, must be signed by the president of the United States within 10 days of their submission, or they become law automatically, unless Congress is not in session. If vetoed by the president, a bill may become law only by its repassage by a two-thirds majority in each house. The Constitution requires a regular annual meeting of Congress, which begins on Jan. 3 each year. The proceedings of Congress are recorded in the Congressional Record, and U.S. Representatives have offices in Washington D.C. and their home districts to address concerns of citizens in their districts. The yearly salary for a United States Congressional Representative is $174,000.

Application Guidelines
To file for this position follow these three steps: 1) Contact the Virginia Department of Elections to confirm that your registered address qualifies you for the position you intend to run for, and that you meet other office specific qualifications. Obtain the appropriate candidate filing forms. 2) Complete the required candidacy paperwork including a Statement of Organization, a Certificate of Candidate Qualification, a Declaration of Candidacy, a Petition of Qualified Voters, a Statement of Economic Interests and a Filing Fee. Next, if you are running as an independent, file these papers with the Virginia Department of Elections. If you plan to run as a partisan candidate please contact your local party headquarters for additional information. The location to file the forms listed above varies depending on the type of district you are running as a candidate in, please contact the Virginia Department of elections to confirm the correct location to file these forms. 3) Submit the filing paperwork by the filing deadline, which is the the 2nd Tuesday in June at 7:00pm for independent candidates. The Virginia Department of Elections, which serves as the point of contact for any questions or concerns you may have, can be reached by phone at (804) 864-8901 or by email at info@elections.virginia.gov. Another source for candidate information is your local general registrat. Local general registrat contact information can be found here: https://vote.elections.virginia.gov/VoterInformation/PublicContactLookup The 2015 candidates guide for state assembly positions can be found here: http://elections.virginia.gov/Files/BecomingACandidate/CandidateBulletins/2015Nov_GA.pdf The 2016 candidates guide for running for U.S. Representative can be found here: http://elections.virginia.gov/Files/BecomingACandidate/CandidateBulletins/2016Nov_USHouseBulletin.pdf

Submit application to:
Virginia State Board of Elections, 1100 Bank St, Richmond, VA, 23219, US