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Revision as of 13:05, 17 January 2014

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Contents
1 2014 elections
1.1 Races to watch in Virginia
1.2 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 2014. Below are the dates of note:

On the 2014 ballot
Find current election news and links here.
U.S. Senate Scheduled electiona
U.S. House Scheduled electiona
State Executives Unscheduled electiond
State Senate Scheduled electiona
State House Scheduled electiona
Statewide ballot measures (1 measures) Unscheduled electiond
Local ballot measures Unscheduled electiond
School boards Scheduled electiona

2014 elections

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Races to watch in Virginia

U.S. Congress


See also: Virginia's 2nd Congressional District elections, 2014

Rep. Scott Rigell (R) faced re-election in a district that became increasingly Democratic since his 2010 election. He defeated Suzanne Patrick, a member of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee's Jumpstart program, which was designed to provide early support to top-tier Democratic challengers.


Elections by type

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U.S. Senate elections in Virginia

See also: United States Senate elections in Virginia, 2014 and United States Senate elections, 2014

Voters in Virginia will elect one member to the U.S. Senate in the election on November 4, 2014.

Candidate Filing Deadline Primary Election General Election
March 27, 2014
June 10, 2014
November 4, 2014

Primary: Virginia has an open primary system, in which registered voters do not have to be members of a party to vote in that party's primary.

Voter registration: Pending

See also: Virginia elections, 2014

Incumbent: The election will fill the Senate seat currently held by Mark Warner (D). Warner was first elected in 2008.

Candidates


Note: Prior to the signature filing deadline, candidates will be added when Ballotpedia writers come across declared candidates. If you see a name of a candidate who is missing, please email us and we will add that name. As the election draws closer, more information will be added to this page.

Potential candidates

Libertarian Party Robert Sarvis[1]

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Contents
1 U.S. House of Representatives elections in Virginia
1.1 Partisan breakdown
1.2 Incumbents
1.3 List of candidates by district
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U.S. House of Representatives elections in Virginia

See also: United States House of Representatives elections in Virginia, 2014 and United States House of Representatives elections, 2014

The 2014 U.S. House of Representatives elections in Virginia will take place on November 4, 2014. Voters will elect 11 candidates to serve in the U.S. House, one from each of the state's 11 congressional districts.

Candidate Filing Deadline Primary Election General Election
March 27, 2014
June 10, 2014
November 4, 2014

Primary: Virginia has an open primary system, in which registered voters do not have to be members of a party to vote in that party's primary.

Voter registration: Pending

See also: Virginia elections, 2014

Incumbent: N/A

Partisan breakdown


Heading into the November 4 election, the Republican Party holds 8 of the 11 congressional seats from Virginia.

Members of the U.S. House from Virginia -- Partisan Breakdown
Party As of November 2014 After the 2014 Election
     Democratic Party 3 3
     Republican Party 8 8
Total 11 11

Incumbents


Heading into the 2014 election, the incumbents for the 11 congressional districts are:

Name Party District
Robert J. Wittman Ends.png Republican 1
Scott Rigell Ends.png Republican 2
Robert C. Scott Electiondot.png Democratic 3
Randy Forbes Ends.png Republican 4
Robert Hurt Ends.png Republican 5
Bob Goodlatte Ends.png Republican 6
Eric Cantor Ends.png Republican 7
Jim Moran Electiondot.png Democratic 8
Morgan Griffith Ends.png Republican 9
Frank Wolf Ends.png Republican 10
Gerald Connolly Electiondot.png Democratic 11

List of candidates by district


Note: Prior to the signature filing deadline, candidates will be added when Ballotpedia writers come across declared candidates. If you see a name of a candidate who is missing, please email us and we will add that name. As the election draws closer, more information will be added to this page.

1st Congressional District

General election candidates


Republican Party June 10, 2014, Republican primary

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2nd Congressional District

General election candidates

Failed to file

3rd Congressional District

General election candidates

Failed to file


4th Congressional District

General election candidates

5th Congressional District

General election candidates


Republican Party May 22, 2014, Republican Candidate Announcement

Democratic Party May 31, 2014, Democratic Convention

Third Party candidates


6th Congressional District

General election candidates

Failed to file


7th Congressional District

General election candidates


Republican Party June 10, 2014, Republican primary


Libertarian Party Libertarian candidate

Failed to file


8th Congressional District

General election candidates


Republican Party Republican convention results

Democratic Party June 10, 2014, Democratic primary

Independent Third Party Candidates

Failed to file

Withdrew prior to primary

Potential candidates

  • Democratic Party Walter Tejada: Arlington County Board member[36]


9th Congressional District

General election candidates

Failed to file

10th Congressional District

General election candidates

April 26, 2014, Republican primary results[59]

Failed to file

Withdrew from race

Declined to run


11th Congressional District

General election candidates

Failed to file


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State Senate special elections in Virginia

See also: Virginia state legislative special elections, 2014 and State legislative special elections, 2014

There are no regularly scheduled state legislature election in Virginia in 2014 - only special elections.

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Special elections by date


January 7, 2014



January 21, 2014



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State House special elections in Virginia

See also: Virginia state legislative special elections, 2014 and State legislative special elections, 2014

There are no regularly scheduled state legislature election in Virginia in 2014 - only special elections.

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Special elections by date


January 7, 2014



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Statewide ballot measure elections in Virginia

See also: Virginia 2014 ballot measures and 2014 ballot measures

Zero ballot measures have been certified for the 2014 ballot in the state of Virginia.

Potential measures


Type Title Subject Description

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School board elections in Virginia

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See also: List of school board elections in 2014 and Virginia school board elections, 2014
Contents
1 School board elections in Virginia
2 Elections by date
2.1 May 2014
2.2 May 6, 2014
2.3 November 4, 2014

A total of seven Virginia school districts among America's largest school districts by enrollment will hold elections in 2014. These districts feature 26 seats up for election. Three districts have scheduled elections for May 2014 while four districts will hold elections on November 4, 2014. According to the National Center for Education Statistics, the districts listed below serve 270,878 K-12 students.[91]

Elections by date


Note: Last updated January 1, 2014

A total of 666 school districts are holding elections for 2,141 seats in 2014. This list breaks down the Virginia school board elections in chronological order:

May 2014

May 6, 2014

November 4, 2014

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Voting in Virginia

See also: Voting in Virginia
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Important voting information

  • Virginia uses an open primary system, meaning voters are not required to declare a party preference when registering to vote.
  • 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 eight states that allow early voting but require an excuse to vote early (reasons are the same as those for absentee voting, detailed above). Early voting begins as soon as ballots become available and ends on the Saturday before the election.[92][93]

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 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.[94]

See also

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