have state and local government officials who are elected by voters;
The student will understand that the people of Virginia
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identifying the three branches of Virginia government and the function of each;
Virginia cities and counties have elected state and local government officials.
Virginia state government is made up of three parts (branches) that ensure Virginia laws agree with the state constitution.
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.