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This page contains extensive information about ballot access requirements for state and federal candidates running for elected office in the state of Virginia. Offices included are:

This page contains information on specific filing dates for each election year, how to become a candidate, how to create a political party, campaign finance requirements, state agency contacts involved in the election process, and term limits in Virginia. Information on running for election as a presidential candidate or for county and municipal offices is not included. This page reflects research completed in April 2014.

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Year-specific dates

2014

See also: Virginia elections, 2014

Virginia held a primary election for certain city and town municipal offices on March 4, 2014 and a general election for those offices will be held on May 6, 2014. Virginia will also have a primary for U.S. House, U.S. Senate, and certain local offices on June 10, 2014 and a general election for those offices on November 4, 2014. Voters will elect candidates to serve in the following federal offices:

The 2014 filing deadline for partisan candidates running in local primaries was December 19, 2013.[1] The filing deadline for third party and independent candidates for those local offices was March 4, 2014.[1] The requirement to qualify as a political party in time for the 2014 elections, through the nomination of a U.S. Senate candidate, is a "pre-existence" status six months prior to the filing deadline for the November 2014 general election. The filing deadline for partisan candidates running for U.S. House or U.S. Senate was March 27, 2014, while the filing deadline for independent candidates running for those offices is June 10, 2014.[2]

Legend:      Ballot Access     Campaign Finance     Election Date




Dates and requirements for candidates in 2014
Deadline Event type Event description
December 19, 2013 Ballot access Filing deadline for partisan candidates participating in local primaries for city and town municipal offices
March 4, 2014 Election date City and Town Municipal Primary Date
March 4, 2014 Ballot access Filing deadline for third party and independent candidates participating in city and town municipal general election
March 27, 2014 Ballot access Filing deadline for partisan candidates participating in primary for federal office and certain local office
April 15, 2014 Campaign finance 1st campaign finance report due for May and November general election candidates
April 28, 2014 Campaign finance 2nd campaign finance report due for May general election candidates
May 6, 2014 Election date City and Town Municipal General Election
June 2, 2014 Campaign finance 2nd campaign finance report due for November general election candidates
June 10, 2014 Election date Primary for Federal Office
June 10, 2014 Ballot access Filing deadline for third party and independent candidates participating in general election for federal office
June 27, 2014 Ballot access Filing deadline for unaffiliated candidates seeking county, state, and federal office
July 15, 2014 Campaign finance 3rd campaign finance report due for May and November general election candidates
September 15, 2014 Campaign finance 4th campaign finance report due for November general election candidates
October 15, 2014 Campaign finance 5th campaign finance report due for November general election candidates
October 27, 2014 Campaign finance 6th campaign finance report due for November general election candidates
November 4, 2014 Election date General Election
December 4, 2014 Campaign finance 7th campaign finance report due for November general election candidates
January 15, 2015 Campaign finance Year-end campaign finance report due for May and November general election candidates

Political parties

See also: List of political parties in the United States

As of October 2013, there are two recognized political parties in Virginia.[3]

Party Website link By-laws/Platform link
Republican Party Official party website Party by-laws
Democratic Party Official party website Party platform

In some states, a candidate may choose to have a label other than that of an officially recognized party appear alongside his or her name on the ballot. Such labels are called political party designations. A political party designation would be used when a candidate qualifies as an independent, but prefers to use a different label. Virginia[4] does allow candidates to identify in this way. A total of 25 states allow candidates to use political party designations in non-presidential elections.

The 11 states listed below (and Washington, D.C.) do not provide a process for political organizations to gain qualified status in advance of an election. Instead, in these states, an aspirant party must first field candidates using party designations. If the candidate or candidates win the requisite votes, the organization may then be recognized as an official political party. In these states, a political party can be formed only if the candidate in the general election obtains a specific number of votes. The number of votes required and type of race vary from state to state. Details can be found on the state-specific requirements pages.[5]

Events

In Virginia's 10th congressional district, Virginia Republicans opted for a "firehouse primary" to fill the seat vacated by Rep. Frank Wolf. A firehouse primary, also called a "party canvass," means the party will run its own election at 10 designated locations throughout the district.[6] Party officials voted for the firehouse primary instead of a convention or state-run primary. If the party had chosen a state-run primary, the primary would have been held on June 10, the regular primary date for all other elections in Virginia.[7] According to Virginia statutes, each political party is allowed to provide for the nomination of its candidates as well as make its own rules and regulations.[8]

Process to establish a political party

DocumentIcon.jpg See statutes: Title 24.2, Chapter 5, of the Election Code of Virginia.

A "party" or "political party" means an organization of citizens of Virginia which, at either of the two preceding statewide general elections, received at least 10 percent of the total vote cast for any statewide office filled in that election. The organization shall have a state central committee and an office of elected state chairman which have been continually in existence for the six months preceding the filing of a nominee for any office.[9]

Process to achieve officially recognized status
A political party becomes "officially recognized" when a statewide candidate for office receives at least 10 percent of the votes cast. Before this, however, there are organizational steps a party must take:

  • A group of petitioners may utilize a selected party name on the ballot. The petitioners must organize a state central committee composed of registered voters from each congressional district in Virginia, a party plan and bylaws, and a duly designated chairman and secretary in existence and holding office for at least six months prior to filing the petition.[10]
  • The party name shall not be identical with or substantially similar to the name of any qualified, officially recognized political party.[11]
  • After achieving a state central committee, party plan and bylaws, and a chairman and secretary holding office for at least six months, this non-recognized political party can have their party label appear next to the name of a candidate running for federal or state office.[12]
  • In order to nominate a candidate for statewide office to achieve 10% of the vote for "officially recognized" status, a petition must be signed by 10,000 qualified voters. The petition must also include signatures of at least 200 qualified voters from each congressional district. The petition shall be signed by petitioners on and after January 1 of the year of the election only and contain the residence address of each petitioner.[12]
  • The petition shall be filed with the State Board of Elections by noon of the seventy-fourth day before the election.
  • The petition shall state the names of the electors selected by the petitioners, the party name under which they desire the named electors to be listed on the ballot, and the names of the candidates. The persons filing the petition shall file with it a copy of a subscribed and notarized oath by each elector.[13]
  • After meeting these organizational requirements, to become an officially "recognized political party" for purposes of Section 24.2-101 of the Election Code, this group of petitioners can gain ballot recognition with a U.S. Senate candidate, candidate for Governor, or any other candidate for statewide office by receiving 10 percent of the total vote cast for any statewide office filled in that election.[14]
  • Once a political party is officially recognized by the state of Virginia, candidates nominated by that party either through a convention or a primary will automatically achieve ballot access for all partisan races extending three election cycles.[15][12]

Party organization and bylaws

  • Each political party shall have the power to perform the following:
    • (i) Make its own rules and regulations
    • (ii) Call conventions to proclaim a platform, ratify a nomination, or for any other purpose,
    • (iii) Provide for the nomination of its candidates, including the nomination of its candidates for office in case of any vacancy,
    • (iv) Provide for the nomination and election of its state, county, city, and district committees, and
    • (v) Perform all other functions inherent in political party organizations.[16]

Nomination of candidates

  • The duly constituted authorities of the state political party, as stated in a party's rules and bylaws, shall have the right to determine the method by which a party nomination for a member of the United States Senate or for any statewide office shall be made.
  • The duly constituted authorities of the political party, as stated in its rules and bylaws, have the right determine the method by which the party nominates for an office within a congressional, General Assembly district, county, city, or town in which an office is to be filled.
    • For the nomination of candidates for the General Assembly where there is an incumbent, the party shall nominate its candidate where by the method designated by that incumbent, or absent any designation by him, by the method of nomination determined by the party.
    • For the nomination of candidates for the General Assembly where there is more than one incumbent of that party, there will be a primary unless all the incumbents consent to a different method of nomination.
  • A party that has adopted the method of making a nomination for an office by primary is not allowed to nominate by a convention any candidate to be voted for at that primary.[17]
  • For any office, nominations by political parties by methods other than a primary shall be made and completed in the manner prescribed according to the following schedule:
    • For a general election in November, by 7:00 p.m. on the second Tuesday in June
    • For a general election in May, by 7:00 p.m. on the first Tuesday in March
  • In the case of all general elections, a party shall nominate its candidate for any office by a non-primary method only within the 47 days immediately preceding the primary date established for nominating candidates for the office in question.[18]

For informational purposes, the table below provides examples for the total votes cast for statewide office in 2013 and the required amount of votes needed for a political party to become an officially recognized party.[19]

Statewide Office Total votes cast (2013)[20] 10% of total votes cast
Governor 2,240,314 224,032
Lieutenant Governor 2,200,844 220,085
Attorney General 2,212,281 221,229

Process to become a candidate

Quick facts about Lieutenant Governors
  • 45 states have Lt. governors, 43 of them fill the office by election
  • 21 states elect Lt. governors on a single ticket with the governor at both the primary and general elections
  • 5 states elect Lt. governors separately from Governors at the primary and then put the top two vote-getters together on the general election ballot
  • 17 states, including Virginia, elect Lt. governors separately from the Governor

DocumentIcon.jpg See statutes: Title 24.2, Chapter 5 of the Election Code of Virginia

For partisan candidates

  • All candidates must file a Statement of Organization form within 10 days of meeting any of the following:
    • Acceptance of a contribution;
    • Expenditure of any funds;
    • The payment of a filing fee for any party nomination method;
    • The filing of a candidate statement of qualification; or
    • The appointment of a campaign treasurer, designation of a campaign committee, or designation of a campaign depository.
  • Candidates for statewide office shall file the statement with the State Board. Candidates for the General Assembly shall file the statement with the State Board and a copy of the statement with the local electoral board of the candidate's residence. Candidates for local or constitutional office shall file the statement with the local electoral board and, if the statement indicates that the candidate committee will be filing electronically, a copy with the State Board.[21]
  • Candidates must also complete the Certificate of Candidate Qualification form for the office sought. The form is a written statement under oath that states the candidate is qualified to vote for and hold the office for which he is a candidate.[22] The form must be filed before a candidate can purchase a Registered Voter's list from which to gather signatures.
  • Every candidate for election to statewide office, U.S. House, or the General Assembly shall file the statement with the State Board of Elections. Every candidate for any other office shall file the statement with the general registrar of the county or city where he resides.[23]
  • Candidates must also file a written Statement of Economic Interests if running for General Assembly, statewide office, school board in a town/city with population in excess of 3,500, or for constitutional office with the general registrar for a county or city.[24]
  • The Certificate of Qualification and Statement of Economic Interests must be filed at the same time by primary candidates not later than the filing deadline for the primary.[25]
  • Candidates must file also a Declaration of Candidacy form and submit a Petition of Qualified Voters form together on or before the filing deadline for the election. The petition must contain the required amount of signatures for the office sought.
  • Candidates seeking participation in a primary election must also pay a primary filing fee. The filing fee is 2% of the minimum annual salary for the office sought in effect in the year in which the candidate files.[26]
  • For more and information and links to the forms, see the bottom of the page.

Signature requirements

Office Signature requirements
Governor, U.S. Senate and other statewide offices 10,000, including 400 qualified voters from each congressional district
U.S. House 1,000
State Senate 250
State House 125

Filing fees

Office Salary Filing fee (2% of salary)
Governor $175,000 $3,500
State Senate $18,000 $360.00
State House $17,640 $352.80
U.S. House $174,000 $3,480.00
U.S. Senate $174,000 $3,480.00
Local offices Varies (check with the specific office for more information) Varies

For independent candidates

  • Independent candidates for the U.S. House and U.S. Senate must file a Declaration of Candidacy form, Petitions of Qualified Voters, and a Certificate of Candidate Qualification form with the State Board of Elections (more links to the forms, see the bottom of the page).[27]
    • Independent candidates for those federal offices must submit the required forms by 7:00 p.m. on the second Tuesday in June.[25]
  • Independent candidates for local office must file a Declaration of Candidacy form, Petitions of Qualified Voters, a Statement of Economic Interests form, a Certificate of Candidate Qualification form, and a Statement of Organization form with the local authority in the county or city for which an office is sought.[28][27]
    • Independent candidates for local offices must submit the required forms by 7:00 p.m. on the second Tuesday in June.[25]
  • Independent candidates for the General Assembly must file a Declaration of Candidacy form, Petitions of Qualified Voters, a Statement of Economic Interests form, a Certificate of Candidate Qualification form, and a Statement of Organization form.[29][27]
    • Independent candidates for the state legislature must file the required forms by 7:00 p.m. on the second Tuesday in June.[25]
  • Independent candidates must gather the same required signatures as partisan candidates. There are no filing fees for independent candidates.[30]

Petition requirements

DocumentIcon.jpg See statutes: Section 24.2-506 of the Election Code of Virginia

In some cases, political parties and/or candidates may need to obtain signatures via the petition process to gain access to the ballot. This section outlines the laws and regulations pertaining to petitions and circulators in Virginia.

Each signature on the petition shall have been witnessed by a person who is himself a legal resident of Virginia and who is not a minor or a felon whose voting rights have not been restored, and whose affidavit to that effect appears on each page of the petition.[31] If an election district includes more than one county or city, the State Board of Elections suggests that the circulator use a separate petition form for qualified voters in each county or city to facilitate the processing of the filing.[32]

Petitions may be circulated beginning January 1.[31] The statutes do not stipulate whether the circulator is allowed to sign the petition.

Campaign finance

DocumentIcon.jpg See statutes: Title 24.2, Chapter 9.3 of the Election Code of Virginia

  • Candidates must file a Statement of Organization form for the purpose of setting up a candidate committee. This form must be filed within 10 days of accepting contributions, spending any funds, paying a filing fee, or filing the certificate of candidate qualification form.
  • The form must include:
    • a. The full name and residence address of the candidate;
    • b. The full name and mailing address for the campaign committee;
    • c. The full name, residence address, and daytime phone number of the treasurer;
    • d. The office being sought and district, if any, for the office;
    • e. The recognized political party affiliation of the candidate for statewide office or the General Assembly. In the absence of any political party affiliation, independent shall be used;
    • f. The name of the financial institution for his campaign depository; and
    • g. Such other information as shall be required by the State Board except that the account number for a designated depository account shall not be required.[33]
  • Candidates must designate a campaign depository, which shall be maintained in a financial institution within Virginia, in an account properly identifying the name of and the existence of the political candidacy.[34]

Campaign treasurer

  • Candidates must appoint a single campaign treasurer who must be a registered voter in Virginia. Every treasurer so appointed shall accept the appointment, in writing on the statement of organization, prior to the filing thereof.
  • All contributions and expenditures received or made by any candidate, or received or made on his behalf or in relation to his candidacy by any person, except independent expenditures, shall be paid over or delivered to the candidate's treasurer or shall be reported to the treasurer.
  • The candidate or his treasurer shall keep detailed and accurate accounts of all contributions turned over to and expenditures made by the candidate or his treasurer on behalf of the candidate or his campaign committee, or reported to any candidate or his treasurer.
  • Such account shall set forth the date of the contribution or expenditure, its amount or value, the name and address of the person or committee making the contribution or to whom the expenditure was made, and the object or purpose of the contribution or expenditure.[35]

Large pre-election contributions

  • Any single contribution of $5,000 or more for a statewide office, $1,000 or more for the General Assembly, or $500 or more for any other office, knowingly received or reported by the candidate or his treasurer on behalf of his candidacy on and after the twelfth day preceding a primary and before the primary date, on and after the twelfth day preceding a general election and before the general election date, or on and after the eleventh day preceding any other election in which the individual is a candidate and before the election day, must be reported in writing or electronically to the State Board of Elections.[36]

Contribution limits
No statutory limits are placed on campaign contributions in Virginia.

Campaign finance reports

  • Candidates for statewide office shall file the reports required with the State Board of Elections.
  • Candidates for the General Assembly may file reports required with the State Board of Elections by computer or electronic means. Nonelectronic reports for the General Assembly shall be filed with the State Board and with the electoral board of the locality where the candidate resides.
  • Candidates for any other office who file reports in non-electronic format shall file with the electoral board of the locality in which the candidate resides.[37]

Each campaign finance report shall include:

  • 1. The total number of contributors, each of whom has contributed an aggregate of $100 or less, including cash and in-kind contributions, as of the date of the report, and the total amount of contributions from all such contributors;
  • 2. For each contributor who has contributed an aggregate of more than $100, including cash and in-kind contributions, as of the ending date of the report, the campaign committee shall itemize each contributor on the report and list the following information:
    • a. the name of the contributor, listed alphabetically,
    • b. the mailing address of the contributor,
    • c. the amount of the contribution,
    • d. the aggregate amount of contributions from the contributor to date,
    • e. the date of the contribution,
    • f. the occupation of the contributor,
    • g. the name of his employer or principal business, and
    • h. the city and state where employed or where his business is located.
    • For each such contributor, other than an individual, the principal type of business and place of business of the contributor shall be reported. For each such contributor other than an individual, it shall be sufficient to list the address of the contributor one time on the report of receipts.
  • 3. For each designated contribution received by the campaign committee from a political committee, out-of-state political committee, or federal political action committee, the candidate's campaign committee shall list the name of the person who designated the contribution and provide the information required by this subsection.[38]

Campaign finance reports shall also include all expenditures and give:

  • a. The name and address of the person paid;
  • b. A brief description of the purpose of the expenditure;
  • c. The name of the person contracting for or arranging the expenditure;
  • d. The amount of the expenditure; and
  • e. The date of the expenditure.[38]

Independent expenditures

  • An Independent Expenditure is an expenditure made by a candidate campaign committee (i) that is not related to the candidate's own campaign and (ii) that is not made to, controlled by, coordinated with, or made with the authorization of a different candidate, his campaign committee, or an agent of that candidate or his campaign committee.[39][27]
  • An Independent Expenditure report is required if the campaign committee makes independent expenditures that support, oppose or benefit a different candidate, in excess of $1,000 or more to a candidate for statewide office or in excess of $200 or more to any other candidate in the aggregate during an election cycle.[39][27]
  • Independent Expenditure reports are due within 24 hours after the committee has made the expenditure or when the advertisement supporting or opposing the clearly identified candidate is disseminated, whichever is first.[39][27]

Reporting schedule
Candidates whose office will be up for election in the November general election, which include federal office and certain local offices, will follow a particular reporting schedule. Candidates participating in the May general election for other local offices will follow the second schedule.

Campaign finance report dates for November 2014 election[39]
Deadline Report Report end date
April 15, 2014 Campaign Finance Report March 31, 2014
June 2, 2014 Campaign Finance Report May 28, 2014
July 15, 2014 Campaign Finance Report June 30, 2014
September 15, 2014 Campaign Finance Report August 31, 2014
October 15, 2014 Campaign Finance Report September 30, 2014
October 27, 2014 Campaign Finance Report October 22, 2014
December 4, 2014 Campaign Finance Report November 27, 2014
January 15, 2015 Final Campaign Finance Report December 31, 2014
Campaign finance report dates for May 2014 local elections[39]
Deadline Report Report end date
April 15, 2014 Campaign Finance Report March 31, 2014
April 28, 2014 Campaign Finance Report April 25, 2014
June 16, 2014 Campaign Finance Report June 10, 2014
July 15, 2014 Campaign Finance Report June 30, 2014
January 15, 2015 Final Campaign Finance Report December 31, 2014

Election-related agencies

Figure 1: This is the Declaration of Candidacy Form for candidates.
See also: State election agencies

Candidates running for office will require some form of interaction with the following agencies:

  • Virginia State Board of Elections
Why: To obtain and file nominating petitions and declaration of candidacy forms; To obtain and file campaign finance forms
Washington Building, First Floor
1100 Bank Street
Richmond, Virginia 23219-3497
Telephone: 804.864.8901
Toll Free: 1.800.552.9745
Fax: 804.371.0194
Website: http://www.sbe.virginia.gov/cms/Index.html
Email: info@sbe.virginia.gov
  • Clerk of the House of Delegates
Why: For state house candidates
P.O. Box 406
Richmond, Virginia 23218
Telephone: (804) 698-1619
Website: http://virginiageneralassembly.gov
Email: GPNardo@house.virginia.gov
  • Clerk of the Virginia Senate
Why: For state senate candidates
P.O. Box 396
Richmond, Virginia 23218
Telephone: (804) 698-7400
Website: http://sov.state.va.us
Email: sschaar@senate.virginia.gov

Counties

See also: Counties in Virginia

Some candidates running for local office may have some contact with county offices for filing purposes. Individual county contact information can be found below. To provide information in this table, please email us.

Virginia County Contact Information
County Email Phone Secondary Phone Fax Website Physical Address Mailing Address
Accomack govote@co.accomack.va.us 757-787-2935 757-824-0525 PO Box 97 23312 Courthouse Ave. Accomac, VA 23301
Albemarle cschermerhorn@albemarle.org 434-296-5863 434-972-4143 Link 401 McIntire Road Room 131 Charlottesville, VA 22902
Alleghany govote5@ntelos.net 540-965-1690 540-965-1692 110 Rosedale Ave. Suite D Covington, VA 24426
Amelia govote007@tds.net 804-561-3460 804-561-3490 9127 Washington St. Amelia Court House VA 23002
Amherst gnbeasley@countyofamherst.com 434-946-9315 434-946-9345 PO Box 550 Amherst, VA 24521
Appomattox GOVOTE011@APPOMATTOXCOUNTYVA.GOV 434-352-5302 434-352-4409 PO Box 8 Appomattox, VA 24522
Arlington voters@arlingtonva.us 703-228-3456 703-228-3659 Link 2100 Clarendon Blvd. Ste 320 Arlington, VA 22201
Augusta blilly@co.augusta.va.us 540-245-5656 540-245-5037 18 Government Center Lane PO Box 590 Verona, VA 24482
Bath bathvoter@tds.net 540-839-7266 540-839-7277 65 Courthouse Hill Warm Springs, VA 24484 PO Box 157 Warm Springs, VA 24484
Bedford b.gunter@bedfordcountyva.gov 540-586-7649 540-586-8358 Link 122 E Main St. Ste 204 Bedford, VA 24523
Bland govote021@embarqmail.com 276-688-4441 276-688-3552 PO Box 535 Bland, VA 24315
Botetourt pbooze@botetourt.org 540-473-8235 540-473-8657 Link 2 East Main St. Fincastle, VA 24090 PO Box 62 Fincastle, VA 24090
Brunswick govote025@brunswickco.com 434-848-4414 434-848-9276 100 Tobacco St. Room 103 Lawrenceville VA, 23868
Buchanan govote027@vmmicro.net 276-935-6534 276-935-4320 23784 Riverside Dr. PO Box 975 Grundy, VA 24614
Buckingham Buckinghamelections@embarqmail.com 434-969-4304 434-969-2060 13360 W. James Anderson Hwy. Suite A Buckingham, VA 23921 PO Box 222 Buckingham, VA 23921
Campbell ktdanos@co.campbell.va.us 434-332-9579 434-332-9689 Link 41 Courthouse Ln. Rustburg, VA 24588 PO Box 103 Rustburg, VA 24588
Caroline dhmoen@co.caroline.va.us 804-633-9083 804-633-0362 212 N. Main Street PO Box 304 Bowling Green, VA 22427
Carroll kcloud@carrollcountyva.org 276-730-3035 276-730-3040 Link 605-3 Pine Street, B110 Hillsville, VA 24343
Charles City cbarneycastle@co.charles-city.va.us 804-652-4606 804-829-6823 10900 Courthouse Road PO Box 146 Charles City, VA 23030
Charlotte nanlambert@kinex.net 434-542-5856 434-542-4168 PO Box 118 115 Legrande Ave. Charlotte Court House, VA 23923
Chesterfield registrar@chesterfield.gov 804-748-1471 804-751-0822 Link 9848 Lori Road Chesterfield, VA 23832 PO Box 1690 Chesterfield, VA 23832
Clarke vote@clarkecounty.gov 540-955-5168 540-955-5169 Link 101 Chalmers Court Berryville, VA 22611
Craig govote045.craigco@tds.net 540-864-6190 540-864-5551 155 Main St. PO Box 8 New Castle, VA 24127
Culpeper registrar@culpepercounty.gov 540-825-0652 540-825-8454 151 North Main St., Suite 301 Culpeper, VA 22701
Cumberland mwatson@cumberlandcounty.virginia.gov 804-492-4504 804-492-3571 1487 Anderson Hwy. PO Box 125 Cumberland, VA 23040
Dickenson Reba.Childress@dmv.virginia.gov 276-926-1620 276-926-8287 2311 Dickenson PO Box 1306 Clintwood, VA 24228
Dinwiddie lbrandon@dinwiddieva.us 804-469-4500 804-469-4544 14016 Boydton Plank Road Dinwiddie, VA 23841
Essex govote057@va.metrocast.net 804-443-4611 804-443-4157 205 South Cross Street, Suite B Tappahannock, VA 22560 PO Box 1561 Tappahannock, VA 22560
Fairfax elect@fairfaxcounty.gov 703-324-4735 703-324-4706 Link 12000 Government Center Parkway, Suite 323 Fairfax, VA 22035
Fauquier alex.ables@fauquiercounty.gov 540-422-8290 540-422-8291 Link 32 Waterloo St., Suite 207 Warrenton, VA 20186
Floyd registrar@floydcova.org 540-745-9350 540-745-9390 100 E. Main Street, Room 302 Floyd, VA 24091
Fluvanna govote065@state.va.us 434-589-3593 434-589-6383 211 Main Street Palmyra, VA 22963 PO Box 44 Palmyra, VA 22963
Franklin kaychitwood@franklincountyva.org 540-483-3025 540-483-6619 1255 Franklin Street, Suite 106 Rocky Mount, VA 24151
Frederick fcvotes@co.frederick.va.us 540-665-5660 540-665-8976 Link 107 N. Kent Street, Suite 102 Winchester, VA 22601
Giles govote071@verizon.net 540-921-2802 540-921-3176 201 North Main Street, Suite 1 Pearisburg, VA 24134
Gloucester bamorgan@gloucesterva.info 804-693-3659 804-693-3831 Link 6467 Main St., Building 1 Gloucester, VA 23061 PO Box 208 Gloucester, VA 23061
Goochland fragland@co.goochland.va.us 804-556-5803 804-556-6323 1800 Sandy Hook Rd., Goochland, VA 23063 PO Box 1013 Goochland, VA 23063
Grayson toddpriceart@gmail.com 276-773-2842 129 Davis St. Independence, VA 24348 PO Box 449 Independence, VA 24348
Greene sshifflett@gcva.us 434-985-5213 434-985-2369 32 Stanard St. Stanardsville, VA 22973 PO Box 341 Stanardsville, VA 22973
Greensville dkea@greensvillecountyva.gov 434-348-4228 434-348-4257 1781 Greensville County Circle Emporia, VA 23847 PO Box 1092 Emporia, VA 23847
Halifax jmeeler@co.halifax.va.us 434-476-3322 434-476-1045 1030 Cowford Rd. Halifax, VA
Hanover HanoverVoting@co.hanover.va.us 804-365-6080 804-365-6079 Link 7497 County Complex Road Hanover, VA 23169 PO Box 419 Hanover, VA 23169
Henrico coa@co.henrico.va.us 804-501-4347 804-501-5081 Link 4301 East Parnham Road Henrico, VA 23228 PO Box 90775 Henrico, VA 23228
Henry estone@co.henry.va.us 276-638-5108 276-638-8278 3300 Kings Mountain Rd. Collinsville, VA 24078 PO Box 7 Collinsville, VA 24078
Highland govote091@htcnet.org 540-468-2013 540-468-2012 49 Spruce St, Room 1 Monterey, VA 24465 PO Box 386 Monterey, VA 24465
Isle of Wight lbettert@isleofwightus.net 757-365-6230 757-357-5699 17106 Monument Circle Isle of Wight, VA 23397 PO Box 77 Isle of Wight, VA 23397
James City vote@jamescitycountyva.gov 757-253-6868 757-253-6875 Link 101 Mounts Bay Road Bulding B Williamsburg, VA 23185 PO Box 3567 Williamsburg, VA 23185
King and Queen govote097@kingandqueenco.net 804-785-5980 807-785-5792 232 Allens Circle King & Queen VA 23805 PO Box 56 King & Queen VA 23805
King George lgump@co.kinggeorge.state.va.us 540-775-9186 540-775-4852 Link 10459 Courthouse Rd. Suite 102 King George, VA 22485 PO Box 1359 King George, VA 22485
King William GREGISTRAR@KINGWILLIAMCOUNTY.US 804-769-4952 804-769-4920 180 Horse Landing Rd. King William, VA 23086 PO Box 173 King William, VA 23086
Lancaster sjett@lancova.com 804-462-5277 804-462-5228 8311 Mary Ball Rd. Lancaster, VA 22503 PO Box 159 Lancaster, VA 22503
Lee govote105@co.lee.state.va.us 276-346-7780 276-346-0119 33640 Main St. Suite 104 Jonesville, VA 24263
Loudoun vote@loudoun.gov 703-777-0380 703-777-0622 Link 750 Miller Drive SE, Suite C Leesburg, VA 20175
Louisa cwatkins@louisa.org 540-967-3427 540-967-3492 PO Box 220 Louisa, VA 23093
Lunenburg cparsons@lunenburgva.net 434-696-3071 434-696-3952 160 Courthouse Square Lunenburg, VA 23952
Madison govote113@verizon.net 540-948-6533 540-948-7825 302 Thrift Road Madison, VA 22727 PO Box 267 Madison, VA 22727
Mathews rhutson@co.mathews.va.us 804-725-3200 804-725-5786 PO Box 328 Mathews, VA 23109
Mecklenburg mecklenburgelections@gmail.com 434-738-6191 434-738-6104 439 Madison St. Boydton, VA 23917 PO Box 436 Boydton, VA 23917
Middlesex govote119@co.middlesex.va.us 804-758-4420 804-758-3950 865 General Puller Hwy. Saluda, VA 23149 PO Box 358 Saluda, VA 23149
Montgomery govote121@montgomerycountyva.gov 540-382-5741 540-381-6811 Link 755 Roanoke St., Suite 1F Christiansburg, VA 24073
Nelson jbritt@nelsoncounty.org 434-263-4068 434-263-8601 571 Front Street Lovingston, VA 22949 PO Box 292 Lovingston, VA 22949
New Kent vote@newkent-va.us 804-966-9699 804-966-8536 Link 7911 Courthouse Way, Suite 400 New Kent, VA 23124 PO Box 128 New Kent, VA 23124
Northampton vote@co.northampton.va.us 757-678-0480 757-678-0453 Link 16404 Courthouse Rd. Eastville, VA 23347 PO Box 510 Eastville, VA 23347
Northumberland 804-580-4655 804-580-2075 72 Monument Place Heathsville, VA 22473 PO Box 84 Heathsville, VA 22473
Nottoway govote135@gcronline.com 434-645-8148 434-645-1636 PO Box 24 Nottoway, VA 23955
Orange vote@orangecountyva.gov 540-672-5262 540-672-4872 Link 146 Madison Rd., Suite 204 Orange, VA 22960
Page cgaunt@pagecounty.virginia.gov 540-743-3986 540-743-1988 551 Mechanic St. Luray, VA 22835
Patrick staylor@co.patrick.va.us 276-694-7206 276-694-5488 106 Rucker St. Stuart, VA 24171 PO Box 635 Stuart, VA 24171
Pittsylvania jennylee.sanders@pittgov.org 434-432-7971 434-432-7973 101 Old Chatham Elementary Road Chatham, VA 24531
Powhatan kalexander@powhatanva.gov 804-598-5604 804-598-5607 Link 3910 Old Buckingham Rd, Suite E Powhatan, VA 23139
Prince Edward registrar@co.prince-edward.va.us 434-392-4767 434-392-3889 124 N. Main Street Farmville, VA 23901 PO Box J Farmville, VA 23901
Prince George ktyler@princegeorgeva.org 804-722-8748 804-733-2793 6602 Courts Drive, Suite 243 Prince George, VA 23875 PO Box 34 Prince George, VA 23875
Prince William pwcvote@pwcgov.org 703-792-6470 703-792-6461 Link 9250 Lee Avenue, Suite 1 Manassas, VA 20110
Pulaski kwebb@pulaskicounty.org 540-980-2111 540-994-5883 Link 87 Commerce St. Pulaski, VA 24301
Rappahannock vote@rappahannockcountyva.gov 540-675-5380 540-675-5381 262A Gay Street Washington, VA 22747 PO Box 236 Washington, VA 22747
Richmond govote159@co.richmond.va.us 804-333-4772 804-333-4641 101 Court Street Warsaw, VA 22572 PO Box 1000 Warsaw, VA 22572
Roanoke jstokes@roanokecountyva.gov 540-772-7500 540-772-2115 Link 5204 Bernard Drive, Suite 300B Roanoke, VA 24018 PO Box 20884 Roanoke, VA 24018
Rockbridge m.earhart@co.rockbridge.va.us 540-463-7203 540-463-1078 Link 150 South Main St. Lexington, VA 24450
Rockingham rockvote@rockinghamcountyva.gov 540-564-3055 540-564-3057 Link 20 E Gay Street Harrisonburg, VA 22802
Russell govote167@bvu.net 276-889-8006 276-889-8022 96 Russell St. Lebanon, VA 24266 PO Box 383 Lebanon, VA 24266
Scott Michael.Edwards@dmv.virginia.gov 276-386-3843 276-386-3741 382 Jones St., Suite 102 Gate City, VA 24251 PO Box 1892 Gate City, VA 24251
Shenandoah lmcdonald@shenandoahcountyva.us 540-459-6195 540-459-6196 Link 600 N. Main Street, Suite 103 Woodstock, VA 22664
Smyth registrar@smythcounty.org 276-783-7000 276-783-9055 121 Bagley Circle, Suite 108 Marion, VA 24354
Southampton pdavis@socogovote.com 757-653-9280 757-653-9401 22305 Main St. Courtland, VA 23837 PO Box 666 Courtland, VA 23837
Spotsylvania 540-507-7380 540-582-2604 Link 9106 A Courthouse Road Spotsylvania, VA 22553 PO Box 133 Spotsylvania, VA 22553
Stafford registrar@staffordcountyva.gov 540-658-4000 540-658-4003 Link 1300 Courthouse Road Stafford, VA 22554 PO Box 301 Stafford, VA 22554
Surry lepps@surrycountyva.gov 757-294-5213 757-294-5285 45 School St. Surry, VA 23883 PO Box 264 Surry, VA 23883
Sussex govote183@state.va.us 434-246-1047 434-246-4315 PO Box 1302 Sussex, VA 23884
Tazewell govote@tazewellcounty.org 276-385-1305 276-988-2530 101 East Main St., 3rd Floor Rm. 318 Tazewell, VA 24651 PO Box 201 Tazewell, VA 24651
Warren vote@warrencountyva.net 540-635-4327 540-635-5456 Link 220 North Commerce Ave., Suite 700 Front Royal, VA 22630
Washington mcompton@washcova.com 276-676-6227 276-676-6200 25544 Lee Highway Abington, VA 24211
Westmoreland govote193@verizon.net 804-493-8898 804-493-0158 105 Court Square Montross, VA 22520 PO Box 354 Montross, VA 22520
Wise registrar@wisecounty.org 276-328-8331 276-328-7111 Link 206 E. Main St. Courthouse, Rm. 249 Wise, VA 24293 PO Box 309 Wise, VA 24293
Wythe govote@wytheco.org 276-223-6038 276-223-6039 245 S. 4th St., Suite 101 Wytheville, VA 24382
York registrar@yorkcounty.gov 757-890-3440 757-890-3449 224 Ballard St. Yorktown, VA 23690 PO Box 451 Yorktown, VA 23690

Term limits

State executives

Portal:State Executive Officials
See also: State executives with term limits and States with gubernatorial term limits

The state executive term limits in Virginia are as follows:

  • The Governor cannot serve consecutive terms, but after a 4-year respite can seek re-election.

There are no state executive elections or term limits in Virginia in 2014.

State legislators

See also: State legislatures with term limits

There are no term limits placed on Virginia state legislators.

Congressional partisanship

Portal:Congress
See also: List of United States Representatives from Virginia and List of United States Senators from Virginia

Here is the current partisan breakdown of the congressional members from Virginia:

Congressional Partisan Breakdown from Virginia
Party U.S. Senate U.S. House Total
     Democratic Party 2 3 5
     Republican Party 0 8 8
TOTALS as of April 2014 2 11 13

State legislative partisanship

Portal:State legislatures

Here is the current partisan breakdown of members of the state legislature of Virginia:

State Senate

Party As of April 2014
     Democratic Party 20
     Republican Party 20
Total 40

State House

Party As of April 2014
     Democratic Party 32
     Republican Party 68
Total 100


See also

External links

Official state and federal links

Forms

Other information

References

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