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Election officials aim to limit precinct changes in 2022

Changes to Arlington voting precincts are inevitable in the coming year. But county election officials hope to use a scalpel, rather than a sledgehammer, in getting the job done. “Move as few voters as possible – that has been our...

Technology to put limits on ‘ranked-choice’ voting

Say Arlington leaders decide to move to a ranked-choice voting method for County Board races. And say that six people decide to make a run for office. Voters likely will only have the opportunity to “rank” their top three choices,...

Greens say ‘no’ to park bond, abstain on others

While taking no position on the three other local bonds on the Nov. 2 ballot, the Arlington Greens have opted to oppose the $6.8 million recreation bond. Green Party leadership said the spending proposed in the package – including repaving...

Republicans pass on School Board endorsement

“Thanks, but no thanks” was the message from the Arlington County Republican Committee to the two School Board candidates on the Nov. 2 ballot. In one of the less surprising moments of the 2021 campaign season, Republicans on Oct. 7...

Q&A: County tackling illegal proliferation of campaign signage

Rules for placing campaign signage on the medians of roads owned by the Arlington County government are pretty straightforward – there is a limit of two signs per median strip per candidate (or party ticket). Anything more than that...

Business PAC backs Sullivan, offers no view on other races

Only one of the three incumbents representing Arlington in the House of Delegates and running for re-election has garnered the endorsement of the political-action committee of the Northern Virginia Chamber of Commerce. NOVABIZPAC (the Northern Virginia Business Political Action Committee)...

Civic Federation: Do not consider election changes in vacuum

Arlington leaders are being encouraged by one major community group not to look at changing to a ranked-choice voting process for some local elections in a vacuum. Rather, leadership of the Arlington County Civic Federation says, those local leaders should...

Business PAC decides against endorsements in state races

The political-action committee of the Northern Virginia Chamber of Commerce has opted not to weigh in on any of the three statewide races on the Nov. 2 ballot. In a departure from frequent practice, the Northern Virginia Business Political Action...

County’s commitment to protecting residents from aircraft noise questioned

Do Arlington leaders really have their heads in the game and their hearts in the effort to protect county residents from bearing the brunt of noise emanating from jets using Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport? Count Alice Doyle as one...

Democrats turn out to celebrate contributions of Whipples

They have been described as “the original ‘power couple’ for the greater Washington area,” and it would be hard to find many in local political circles disagreeing with that assessment. And on Sept. 26, the Arlington County Democratic Committee enshrined...
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