Virginia lawmakers pass legislation to make Juneteenth a state holiday

Juneteenth has officially become a state holiday after lawmakers unanimously approved legislation during the Virginia General Assembly special session.

Four new early voting locations open in Chesterfield

  AP FACT CHECK: Trump’s falsehoods on virus, taxes and Bidens

Presidential candidate Joe Biden to campaign in N.C.

Virginia Democrats take part in health care town hall

  Race for Richmond Mayor: Spotlight on Levar Stoney

  NBC12 Viewpoint: It’s time to get out and vote!

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Bill prohibiting ‘no-knock’ warrants heads to Gov. Northam’s desk

Richmond School Board: Who is on the ballot in your district?

  Race for Richmond Mayor: Spotlight on Alexsis Rodgers

Trump, Biden attending two different town halls

  Virginia groups work to register new voters through Thursday’s extended deadline

Virginia House passes COVID-19 relief, justice reform legislation

Who is on your ballot in Central Virginia?

In-person absentee ballot voting opens in Virginia on Sept. 18. Before you head to the registrar’s office, here’s a look a who’s on the ballot in Richmond.

Virginians will vote on 2 proposed constitutional amendments

As Virginians head to the polls, they will vote on two proposed constitutional amendments.

  Race for Richmond Mayor: Spotlight on Tracey McLean

Tracy McLean may be the underdog in a crowded field, but she says she’s got what it takes to become Richmond’s next mayor.

  Deadline for voter registration in Virginia extended

The voter registration deadline has been extended after a court hearing Wednesday morning.

Gade, Warner spar over healthcare and COVID relief at final debate

Henrico Board of Supervisors approve emergency relocation of polling places

Advocates file federal lawsuit against Virginia Dept. of Elections after online voter registration shutdown

  Agent: Michigan, Virginia governors mentioned in kidnap plot

Delegate plans to reintroduce quarantine pay bill next session

  Virginia voter registration portal restored after fiber cut caused outage

  Race for Richmond Mayor: Spotlight on Justin Griffin

Justin Griffin entered the world of politics as part of the opposition to the Navy Hill project. He’s hoping to get your vote in what’s becoming a crowded field for the job.

  Race for Richmond Mayor: Spotlight on Kim Gray

Each night this week NBC12 is putting a spotlight on each of the candidates running for Richmond City Mayor.

Kentucky governor and family go into isolation

Kentucky’s governor says he will be in isolation after a member of his security detail who drove with his family tested positive for the coronavirus.

Senate candidate Jaime Harrison breaks national fundraising record

Jaime Harrison for U.S. Senate announced it beat the record for the highest quarterly amount raised by a U.S. Senate candidate in American history.

A senior warning sign for Trump: ‘Go Biden’ cry at Villages

Sara Branscome’s golf cart whizzed down the smooth asphalt path that winds through The Villages, the nation’s largest retirement community, an expanse of beautiful homes, shops and entertainment venues that bills itself as “Florida’s Friendliest Hometown.”

Farm’s display supporting Biden, Harris goes up in flames

A stack of hay bales on a western Massachusetts farm that were painted to show support for the Democratic presidential ticket went up in flames and authorities say one man has been arrested in connection with the blaze.

Former Richmond city attorney to run for House of Delegates seat

A former assistant attorney for the City of Richmond announced his run for the House of Delegate’s 68th District on Saturday, according to a release.

Richmond mayor featured in Joe Biden ad

Richmond Mayor Levar Stoney is featured in a national ad campaign that encourages voting and endorses Democratic nominee and former Vice President Joe Biden.

Virginia voter registration continues to climb as deadline looms

The deadline to register to vote in Virginia is Tuesday, Oct. 13, and organizations and government officials continue to remind people to register by the deadline.

  Trump tweets could provide boost for GOP Congressional candidates

Another barrage of tweets from the president is putting Virginia in the political spotlight ahead of November’s election. Overnight, Donald Trump took aim at the state’s governor and the second amendment.

Chesterfield County reports record setting early voting

Chesterfield County’s Registrar’s Office has experienced a record number of people turning out for early voting in the 2020 General Election.

Virginia lawmakers on both sides of the aisle support another COVID-19 stimulus package

6th District Rep. Ben Cline (R), 9th District Rep. Morgan Griffith (R), and U.S. Senator Tim Kaine all want to see another stimulus package and say it should be a bipartisan issue.

  ’We’re just causing a little bit of good trouble’: Chesterfield couple’s large-scale BLM sign draws support, opposition

After a summer of social change and unrest Tim and Lauren Barry just wanted to convey a small message in a big way.

Deadline to register to vote is less than a week away

There is now less than a week for Virginians to register to vote in November’s Election.

Spanberger, Freitas race outspends presidential campaign in Virginia

A closely contested congressional race has spent almost $1.7 million more on political advertisements in Virginia than the presidential campaign.

  Gov. Northam talks COVID-19, elections with NBC12

Virginia’s governor and his wife are on the mend following a COVID-19 diagnosis.

Harrisonburg registrar explains common mistakes on mail-in ballots

As more Americans cast their ballots early this year by mail, some small mistakes could disqualify votes.

  REWATCH: NBC12 teamed up with VPM News to host Richmond Mayoral Forum

Richmonders will also be voting on a new mayor this year, and if you want to learn more about the candidates, next week is your chance.

The myth of widespread voter fraud persists, despite a constant failure to prove claims

Scott Moore had never heard of the Interstate Voter Registration Crosscheck program before election officials in Kansas and Florida exposed his personal information, along with 944 other Kansas voters.

‘I just don’t trust the system any more’: Voters on edge as election nears

Attempts to suppress voting, interfere with elections and cast doubt on the integrity of mail-in ballots — including by none other than the president.

NBC holding town hall with Democratic nominee Joe Biden

NBC News Anchor Lester Holt will be hosting a live town hall discussion with Democratic nominee Joe Biden.

Poll: Biden’s national lead over Trump jumps to 14 points after debate

Democrat Joe Biden’s national lead over President Donald Trump nearly doubled after Tuesday’s presidential debate, with voters saying by a 2-to-1 margin that Biden has the better temperament to be president, according to a new NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll.

Virginia Senate passes its version of state budget

The Virginia State Senate has passed it’s version of a state budget.

Henrico voters can utilize new absentee ballot drop box

Voters in Henrico can drop off their absentee ballots in a newly installed ballot drop box.

Sen. Ron Johnson tests positive for COVID-19

Just days after coming out of a self-quarantine prompted by being exposed to someone with COVID-19, Sen. Ron Johnson has contracted the virus, his office announced Saturday morning.

Alumni at Barrett’s undergrad school sign letter of concern

U.S. Supreme Court hopeful Amy Coney Barrett graduated with honors in 1994 from a small liberal arts school - Rhodes College in Memphis, Tennessee.

Bill closes ‘loophole’ to make carnal knowledge of detainees a felony

A bill to charge law enforcement officers with a Class 6 felony if they engage in sexual relations with a detainee has unanimously passed both chambers of the Virginia General Assembly.

House of Delegates budget proposal implements some criminal justice reforms, drops teacher raises

After more than a month of deliberation and debate, House Democrats passed a budget proposal earlier this week. The $134 billion financial plan for the next two years is supplemented in part by CARES Act funding.

New poll shows Virginia voters strongly support police reform

A recent poll finds Virginia voters strongly support police reform and nearly half of respondents say Joe Biden would handle the pandemic better than President Donald Trump.

Ex-Virginia House speaker files papers to run for governor

Former Virginia House Speaker Kirk Cox has filed paperwork to run for governor in 2021.

Compromise needed to reconcile Marcus alert bills

Both chambers of the Virginia General Assembly have approved a proposal to establish a statewide system that pairs teams of mental health professionals and peer recovery specialists with police officers responding to mental health crises.

  Presidential campaigns focus on Virginia

Virginia is trending blue but recently both campaigns for President of the United States have put a focus on the state to vie for the commonwealth and its 13 electoral college votes.

Ballot drop-box available 24-hours for Hanover residents

This drop box will be available 24 hours a day and under surveillance during active voting starting on Sept. 18 through Nov. 3 at 7 p.m.

Kamala Harris’s husband, Doug Emhoff to visit voting location in Henrico

Emhoff will be visiting the voting location with former Governor Terry McAuliffe and Virginia House Speaker Eileen Filler-Corn.

Group of Virginia prosecutors opposes change to jury trials

More than 60 Virginia prosecutors are urging lawmakers to think twice before they make a major change to jury trials in the state.

Bill stalls to hold localities responsible for protest damage

A General Assembly bill is likely dead for the session that would have held localities accountable for damages caused by protesters if an adequate police response was not provided.

How to ensure your mail-in vote counts

A mail-in ballot - it’s what many Americans are turning to amid the coronavirus pandemic.

  AP FACT CHECK: False claims flood Trump-Biden debate

A look at how their statements from Cleveland stack up with the facts.

Virginia House approves budget focused on police reforms

The Virginia House of Delegates has approved a budget that includes funding for a host of criminal justice and police reforms amid national unrest over racial injustice and police brutality.

  Decision 2020: Virginia Voter Guide

2020 is an election year unlike any other.

  Decision 2020: A look at what trends can impact voter turnout

This past April, during the thick of the pandemic, the DMV, state fair, and other large gatherings often used to register new voters were shut down.

  Central Virginia voters ready for televised Presidential debate

From the handling of the coronavirus pandemic to racial inequities across the board, voters in Central Virginia have a lot of concerns heading into the first presidential debate.

Virginia GOP says confusion remains on absentee ballot rule

The Republican Party of Virginia says state elections officials have created confusion among voters ahead of the November election by failing to make it clear that a witness signature requirement for absentee voters has been waived.

God, Guns, and a Good Time rally gun raffle for Bob Good campaign violated Virginia gambling and election law

A raffle held in the name of Bob Good’s campaign at Saturday’s ‘God, Guns, and a Good Time Rally’ in Fluvanna County appears to have violated state gambling and campaign finance laws.

What you need to know ahead of November’s election

Election Day will be here before you know it, so here is everything you need to know leading up to Nov. 3.

  VCU organization helping students create ‘voting plans’

As it gets closer to Election Day, a VCU organization wants to make sure students' votes are counted. The VCU Votes Council is helping students as they navigate through the pandemic, alerting them to important deadlines.

Federal judge postpones Trump ban on popular app TikTok

A federal judge on Sunday postponed a Trump administration order that would have banned the popular video sharing app TikTok from U.S. smartphone app stores around midnight.

D.C. girds for a battle as Trump picks anti-abortion judge for Supreme Court

President Donald Trump at the White House on Saturday introduced federal appeals court Judge Amy Coney Barrett as his Supreme Court nominee, setting off a confirmation battle that could secure a conservative court for generations.

  ‘She checks a lot of boxes’: Political analysts weighs President’s Supreme Court nomination

Eight days after Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s passing, President Donald Trump announced Amy Coney Barrett as her successor on the White House lawn on Saturday.

Virginia early voting nears 200,000 in first week

Virginia voting is off to an active start, with tens of thousands of people hitting the polls during the 45-day early voting period.

How Trump, Biden are preparing for first presidential debate

For some, the debates represent the most important moments in the 2020 campaign’s closing days, a rare opportunity for millions of voters to compare the candidates' policies and personalities side-by-side on prime-time television.

Despite pandemic, some Virginia registrars report surge of poll workers

Several places in Virginia say they’ve seen a surge in people applying to be Election Day-workers, despite initial concerns there would be a shortage.

  President Trump holds re-election rally in Virginia

President Donald Trump will hold a campaign rally in Newport News on Friday, Sept. 25.

Felonies for chokeholds? Civilian review everywhere? Virginia Democrats divided on details of police reform

Lawmakers in the Virginia General Assembly are on track to give citizen boards brand new authority to investigate and discipline local police officers accused of misconduct.

Virginia lawmakers unveil new budget plans amid pandemic

Virginia lawmakers have unveiled proposed budget plans aimed at mitigating the effects of the coronavirus.

HCPS free meal service to resume Tuesday with voter registration drive

Henrico County Public Schools will resume its free student meal service on Tuesday since students are off on Monday in observance of Yom Kippur.

Health officials seek to block Trump rally in Virginia

A Virginia health official is warning of a “severe public health threat” if a planned campaign rally for President Donald Trump goes forward Friday evening.

  Jill Biden visits early voting site in Richmond

With 40 days until the election, Dr. Jill Biden made several stops in Virginia.