Virginia voters decided to give the job of redistricting for US House and state legislative districts to a commission, removing it from the legislature and governor, CNN projects.
Question 1, a state constitutional amendment approved by Virginia voters, will establish a 16-person commission of eight members of the General Assembly and eight citizens. That new commission is responsible for drawing congressional and state legislative districts. The General Assembly will then vote on the districts, but not change them.
According to current state law, the General Assembly and the governor draw the new election districts for the US House of Representatives, the state Senate and the House of Delegates.