Standards with the same topic and subject but for other grades
have state and local government officials who are elected by voters;
Virginia cities and counties have elected state and local government officials.
Voters in Virginia elect officials to make decisions for them in the state and local governments.
Elected board of supervisors, which exercises legislative powers, enacting ordinances (local laws) and adopting an annual budget
A manager may be hired by the elected legislative branch to oversee the operations of the local government
Elected or appointed school board, which oversees the operation of the K–12 public schools in the county
The General Assembly is the legislative branch of the Virginia government. It makes state laws, and it is divided into two parts—the Senate and the House of Delegates.
Elected town council, which exercises legislative powers, enacting ordinances and adopting an annual budget
Elected city council, which exercises legislative powers, enacting ordinances and adopting an annual budget
Virginia state government is made up of three parts (branches) that ensure Virginia laws agree with the state constitution.