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{{Tnr}}The '''state of [[Virginia]] will hold elections''' in 2013. Below are the dates of note:  
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{{TOC maker|1=2013 Elections|1.1=Elections by type|2=Voting in Virginia|2.1=Important voting information|2.2=Voting absentee|2.3=Voting early|3=Elections Performance Index|4=See also|5=References}}
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The '''state of [[Virginia]] will hold elections''' in 2013. Below are the dates of note:  
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*[[Signature requirements and deadlines for 2013 state government elections|Signature filing deadline]]: '''March 28, 2013''' (Note: The deadline to file for the general election for Independent party candidates is '''June 17''' and '''June 11''' for non-party candidates.)
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*[[Voting in the 2013 primary elections|Voter registration deadline for Primary election]]: '''May 20, 2013'''<ref>[http://www.sbe.virginia.gov/cms/Voter_Information/Registering_to_Vote/Index.html#Registration ''Virginia State Board of Elections'' "Voter Information: Registration Deadlines," Accessed March 18, 2013]</ref><ref>[http://www.sbe.virginia.gov/Files/Media/Calendar/2013Nov_Election%20Calendar.pdf ''Virginia State Board of Elections'' "2013 November Election Calendar," Accessed March 18, 2013]</ref>
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*[[Ballotpedia:Calendar|Primary date]]: '''June 11, 2013'''.  Virginia has an [[open primary|open primary system]].
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*[[Voting in the 2013 general elections|Voter registration deadline for General election]]: '''October 14, 2013'''.<ref name="va">[http://www.sbe.virginia.gov/cms/Voter_Information/Registering_to_Vote/Index.html ''Virgina State Board of Elections'' "Voter Information Registering to Vote" Accessed March 18, 2013]</ref>
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*[[Ballotpedia:Calendar|General election date]]: '''November 5, 2013'''.
  
*Signature filing deadline: March 28, 2013 (Note: The deadline to file for the general election for Independent party candidates is 6/17/2013 and 6/11/2013 for non-party candidates.)
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*[[2013 election dates|Primary date]]: June 11, 2013.
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*[[2013 election dates#November|General election date]]: November 5, 2013
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|colspan="5"|<big>'''[[November 5, 2013 election results|Click here for all<br> November 5, 2013 <br>Election Results]]'''<big>
 
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<center>''This page will be updated regularly throughout the year.''</center>
 
  
==Voting absentee==
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==2013 elections==
[[Image:AbsenteeMap.png|right|450px|link=Absentee voting]]
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There are '''both regular and special elections''' scheduled for the state of [[Virginia]] in 2013.  
::''See also: [[Absentee voting#Absentee voting|Absentee Voting]]''
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===Elections by type===
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=State Executives=
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==State executive official elections in Virginia==
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::''See also: [[Virginia state executive official elections, 2013]]''
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Three state executive seats were up for election in Virginia in 2013:
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*[[Virginia gubernatorial election, 2013|Governor]]
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*[[Virginia lieutenant gubernatorial election, 2013|Lt. Governor]]
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*[[Virginia attorney general election, 2013|Attorney General]]<ref>[http://www.sbe.virginia.gov/cms/documents/CF/ReportCodes/2012_2016_Calendar.pdf ''Virginia Board of Elections,'' "Schedule of general elections as of May 11, 2012," retrieved June 18, 2012]</ref><br>
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The Republican primary convention took place on '''May 17-18, 2013'''.<ref>[http://leg1.state.va.us/cgi-bin/legp504.exe?000+cod+24.2-510 ''Virginia General Assembly,'' "Title 24.2 Chapter 5 Code of Virginia," accessed December 10, 2012]</ref>. The Democratic primary election took place on '''June 11, 2013.''' The general election was held on '''November 5, 2013'''.<ref>[http://www.sbe.virginia.gov/cms/documents/CF/ReportCodes/2012_2016_Calendar.pdf ''Virginia Board of Elections,'' "Schedule of general elections as of May 11, 2012," retrieved June 18, 2012]</ref>
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''[[Virginia state executive official elections, 2013|'''Click here''']] to to see the results of these elections.''
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::''Related: [[State executive official elections, 2013]]''
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=State Senate=
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==State Senate==
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::''See also: [[Virginia state legislative special elections, 2013]]
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'''State Senate District 14'''<br>
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In early April 2013, Sen. [[Harry Blevins]] (R) announced his retirement effective August 5. A special election was called for '''August 6'''. [[John Cosgrove]] (R) ran unopposed after his opponent, [[Kerry B. Holmes]] (D), withdrew from the race.<ref>[http://www.washingtonpost.com/local/special-election-set-aug-6-for-seat-being-vacated-by-chesapeake-state-senator/2013/04/18/76bf6fb4-a7f6-11e2-9e1c-bb0fb0c2edd9_story.html ''washingtonpost.com'', "Special election set Aug. 6 for seat being vacated by Chesapeake state senator," April 18, 2013]</ref><ref>[http://www.sbe.virginia.gov/Files/Cast%20Your%20Ballot/Candidate%20List/2013OfficialCandidateListAugust06013SpecialElection.pdf ''sbe.virginia.gov'', "List of Candidates," accessed June 20, 2013]</ref><ref>[http://www.thestate.com/2013/08/06/2904551/cosgrove-wins-va-senate-seat-in.html ''thestate.com'', "Cosgrove wins Va. Senate seat in special election," August 6, 2013]</ref>
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:: ''Related: [[State legislative special elections, 2013|See election results here]].''
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=House of Delegates=
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==House of Delegates==
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::''See also: [[Virginia House of Delegates elections, 2013]]''
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Elections for the '''office of [[Virginia House of Delegates|Virginia's House of Delegates]]''' consisted of a primary election on '''June 11, 2013''' and a general election on [[State legislative elections, 2013|'''November 5, 2013''']].
  
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Virginia's state representatives are elected to a two-year term that begins on the second Wednesday in January after the election.
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''For more information about the Virginia House of Delegates elections in 2013,'' [[Virginia House of Delegates elections, 2013|'''click here''']].
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The signature filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was '''March 28, 2013'''.  Independent candidates wishing to run in the general election were required to submit their nomination petitions by '''June 11, 2013'''.<ref name=reqs>[http://www.sbe.virginia.gov/Files/BecomingACandidate/CandidateBulletins/2013Nov_HOD.pdf ''Virginia State Board of Elections,'' "Candidacy Requirements for House of Delegates," Accessed January 16, 2013]</ref>
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Nomination petitions must have contained the signatures of ''at least 125'' qualified voters in the legislative district.  Major party candidates are required to submit a primary filing fee equal to 2% of the annual salary for the office sought in effect in the year in which the candidate files.  In 2013, the primary filing fee was $352.80.<ref name=reqs/>
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==Voting in Virginia==
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::''See also: [[Voting in Virginia]]''
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[[File:Voting Absentee Early Map.jpg|right]]
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===Important voting information===
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*[[Virginia]] uses an [[open primary]] system, meaning voters are not required to declare a party preference when registering to vote.
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*The deadline for registering is 22 days before any primary or general election or 13 days before any special election.<ref name=reg/>
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===Voting absentee===
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::''See also: [[Absentee voting#Absentee voting|Absentee voting by state]]''
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For information about '''eligibility''', '''deadlines''', '''military and overseas voting''' and '''updates to the voting laws in  Virginia''', please visit our [[Absentee voting#Absentee voting|absentee voting by state]] page.
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===Voting early===
 
::''See also: [[Early voting]]''
 
::''See also: [[Early voting]]''
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Virginia is one of 8 states which allow early voting but require an excuse to vote early. Early voting begins as soon as ballots become available and ends on the Saturday before the election.
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==Elections Performance Index==
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::''See also: [[Pew Charitable Trusts' Elections Performance Index]]''
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{{Pew election performance writeup|State=Virginia|Rank=25th|Percent=65}}
  
 
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Revision as of 11:54, 13 November 2013

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Contents
1 2013 Elections
1.1 Elections by type
2 Voting in Virginia
2.1 Important voting information
2.2 Voting absentee
2.3 Voting early
3 Elections Performance Index
4 See also
5 References



Virginia

The state of Virginia will hold elections in 2013. Below are the dates of note:

On the 2013 ballot
U.S. Senate Defeatedd
U.S. House Defeatedd
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State Senate Approveda
State House Approveda
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Click here for all
November 5, 2013
Election Results


2013 elections

There are both regular and special elections scheduled for the state of Virginia in 2013.

Elections by type

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State executive official elections in Virginia

See also: Virginia state executive official elections, 2013

Three state executive seats were up for election in Virginia in 2013:

The Republican primary convention took place on May 17-18, 2013.[5]. The Democratic primary election took place on June 11, 2013. The general election was held on November 5, 2013.[6] Click here to to see the results of these elections.

Related: State executive official elections, 2013

State Senate

See also: Virginia state legislative special elections, 2013

State Senate District 14
In early April 2013, Sen. Harry Blevins (R) announced his retirement effective August 5. A special election was called for August 6. John Cosgrove (R) ran unopposed after his opponent, Kerry B. Holmes (D), withdrew from the race.[7][8][9]

Related: See election results here.

House of Delegates

See also: Virginia House of Delegates elections, 2013

Elections for the office of Virginia's House of Delegates consisted of a primary election on June 11, 2013 and a general election on November 5, 2013.

Virginia's state representatives are elected to a two-year term that begins on the second Wednesday in January after the election.


Virginia House of Delegates
Party As of November 4, 2013 After the 2013 Election
     Democratic Party 32 33
     Republican Party 65 67
     Independent 1 0
     Vacancy 2 0
Total 100 100


For more information about the Virginia House of Delegates elections in 2013, click here.

The signature filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was March 28, 2013. Independent candidates wishing to run in the general election were required to submit their nomination petitions by June 11, 2013.[10]

Nomination petitions must have contained the signatures of at least 125 qualified voters in the legislative district. Major party candidates are required to submit a primary filing fee equal to 2% of the annual salary for the office sought in effect in the year in which the candidate files. In 2013, the primary filing fee was $352.80.[10]

Voting in Virginia

See also: Voting in Virginia
Voting Absentee Early Map.jpg

Important voting information

  • Virginia uses an open primary system, meaning voters are not required to declare a party preference when registering to vote.
  • The deadline for registering is 22 days before any primary or general election or 13 days before any special election.[11]
  • Virginia passed legislation in 2013 authorizing online voter registration, but a system has not yet been implemented.

Voting absentee

See also: Absentee voting by state

For information about eligibility, deadlines, military and overseas voting and updates to the voting laws in Virginia, please visit our absentee voting by state page.

Voting early

See also: Early voting

Virginia is one of 8 states which allow early voting but require an excuse to vote early. Early voting begins as soon as ballots become available and ends on the Saturday before the election.

Elections Performance Index

See also: Pew Charitable Trusts' Elections Performance Index

Virginia ranked 25th out of the 50 states and District of Columbia in the Pew Charitable Trusts' Elections Performance Index (EPI), based on the 2012 elections. The EPI examines election administration performance and assigns an average percentage score based on 17 indicators of election performance. These indicators were chosen to in order to determine both the convenience and integrity of these three phases of an election: registration, voting and counting. Virginia received an overall score of 65 percent.[12]

See also

References