A lawmaker in Virginia has submitted a resolution that calls on the state government to study the use of blockchain in elections.
The bill, pre-filed just before the end of the year by State Delegate Hala S. Ayala, calls for the state's Department of Education to "study the use of blockchain technology to protect voter records and election results."
Virginia’s first two Latinas in the state legislature will be heading back together after each won re-election Tuesday.
In the 51st District race two years ago, Democrat Hala Ayala defeated four-term incumbent Republican Rich Anderson by 1,768 votes, 53% to 47%. Voters will see the same two names on the ballot Nov. 5 in one of the few rematches statewide.
U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar became the third 2020 presidential candidate to visit Prince William County Sunday when she rallied a group of about 50 Democratic candidates and supporters during an afternoon canvass launch in the mid-county area.
Candidates running for state delegate in the 31st and 51st districts faced off on gun reform, increasing the minimum wage and Virginia’s right-to-work laws during a recent forum at Dar Al-Noor mosque.
An intensifying front in the battle for control of Virginia’s General Assembly lies in several exurban House districts held by first-term Democrats whom Republicans consider vulnerable.
With the Nov. 5 elections approaching, state GOP leaders are working to defeat four Northern Virginia delegates: Wendy Gooditis (Clarke), Hala S. Ayala (Prince William), Lee J. Carter (Manassas) and Elizabeth R. Guzman (Prince William).
Sen. Cory Booker, one of more than a dozen candidates in the crowded 2020 presidential primary, talked Saturday about the importance of getting involved with elections at the largest canvass event for Del. Hala Ayala.
With just five days remaining until the Virginia General Assembly's scheduled March 10 adjournment, the state's new budget remains a work in progress. The main sticking point: whether Medicaid will be expanded to cover an estimated 300,000 additional low-income Virginians.
More and more people are ditching paper and filing their taxes online. Last year, more than 90 percent of taxpayers opted to do it digitally.
That’s how Allan Hutchinson does it.
“Normally we use TurboTax,” he said.
Hutchinson said he’s not too worried about putting his information out there, but he knows the dangers.
Prince William recorded the most expensive races for the House of Delegates in the county’s history in 2017, with candidates in each of the six contested races for the General Assembly’s lower chamber smashing records for previous fundraising efforts in those districts.