2018 – Proposed Constitutional Amendments

There will be 2 proposed constitutional amendments on the November 6 ballot.

The Democratic Party of Virginia and the Norfolk City Democratic Committee have endorsed both and urge you to vote “Yes” on both.

Ballot Question #1
Question on the Ballot:
Should a county, city, or town be authorized to provide a partial tax exemption for real property that is subject to recurrent flooding, if flooding resiliency improvements have been
made on the property?

This will allow Norfolk City Council to vote to provide a tax incentive when property owners make substantial improvements to a property that is subject to recurrent flooding.

A “Yes” vote means we want Norfolk to have permission to do this.


Ballot Question #2
Question on the Ballot:
Shall the real property tax exemption for a primary residence that is currently provided to the surviving spouses of veterans who had a one hundred percent service-connected, permanent, and total disability be amended to allow the surviving spouse to move to a different primary residence and still claim the exemption?

This will allow the surviving spouse of a veteran with a service-connected disability to move to a new home and still qualify for a property tax exemption.

A “Yes” vote means you want the spouse to continue to get the tax exemption if they move.