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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:

2014 elections and events in Virginia
State Senate and House special elections January 7, 2014
State Senate special election January 21, 2014
State House special election February 25, 2014
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School board elections May 6, 2014
Voter registration deadline for primary election May 19, 2014
Primary date June 10, 2014
Voter registration deadline for general election October 14, 2014
General election date November 4, 2014
School board elections November 4, 2014

Below are the types of elections that are scheduled in Virginia in 2014:

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 (0 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) is facing re-election in a district that has become increasingly Democratic since his 2010 election. He faces a challenge from Suzanne Patrick, a member of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee's Jumpstart program, which is designed to provide early support to top-tier Democratic challengers.


Elections by type

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U.S. Senate elections in Virginia

Contents
1 U.S. Senate elections in Virginia
1.1 Candidates
1.2 Issues
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 is one of 14 states that uses an open primary process, in which registered voters do not have to be members of a party to vote in that party's primary.[1]

Voter registration: Voters had to register to vote in the primary by February 10, 2014. For the general election, the voter registration deadline is October 14, 2014 (22 days before election).[2]

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


Red padlock.png Note: The filing deadline for candidates was March 27, 2014.

General election candidates


Republican Party June 7, 2014, Republican State Convention

Withdrew from race

Issues


Government shutdown

See also: United States budget debate, 2013

Voted "Yes" During the shutdown in October 2013, the Senate rejected, down party lines, every House-originated bill that stripped the budget of funding for the Affordable Care Act. A deal was reached late on October 16, 2013, just hours before the debt ceiling deadline. The bill to reopen the government, H.R. 2775, lifted the $16.7 trillion debt limit and funds the government through January 15, 2014. Federal employees also received retroactive pay for the shutdown period. The only concession made by Senate Democrats was to require income verification for Obamacare subsidies.[11] The final vote on H.R. 2775 was 81-18, with all 18 votes against the bill from Republican members. Warner voted with the Democratic Party for the bill.[12]

Bieber deportation

On February 4, 2014, Mark Warner said that he would sign a petition to deport Justin Bieber, a Canadian citizen.[13][14][15]

Warner sent a tweet that said, "It's true: I'm not a #Belieber. 'Senator Mark Warner offers to sign petition to deport Justin Bieber.'"[13]

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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 is one of 14 states that uses an open primary process, in which registered voters do not have to be members of a party to vote in that party's primary.[1]

Voter registration: Voters had to register to vote in the primary by February 10, 2014. For the general election, the voter registration deadline is October 14, 2014 (22 days before election).[2]

See also: Virginia elections, 2014


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 July 2014 After the 2014 Election
     Democratic Party 3 Pending
     Republican Party 8 Pending
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


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1st Congressional District

General election candidates


Republican Party June 10, 2014, Republican primary


2nd Congressional District

General election candidates

3rd Congressional District

General election candidates

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

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[48]

9th Congressional District

General election candidates

10th Congressional District

General election candidates

April 26, 2014, Republican primary results[71]

Failed to file

Withdrew from race

Declined to run

11th Congressional District

General election candidates

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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



February 25, 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.

Not on the ballot


Type Title Subject Description Result
AQ Bipartisan Redistricting Commission Question Redistricting Creates a bipartisan advisory commission to propose redistricting plans for state legislative and congressional districts Proposed ballot measures that were not on a ballot
LRCA School Division Amendment School choice Establishes a statewide school division to oversee charter schools Proposed ballot measures that were not on a ballot
LRCA Gubernatorial Term Limits Amendment Terms limits Allows the governor to serve two four-year terms in succession or not in succession Proposed ballot measures that were not on a ballot


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School board elections in Virginia

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See also: Virginia school board elections, 2014 and List of school board elections in 2014

In 2014, 667 of America's largest school districts are holding elections for 2,142 seats. These elections will take place in 38 states.


State elections


A total of eight Virginia school districts among America's largest school districts by enrollment will hold elections in 2014 for 27 seats. Three districts have scheduled elections for May 6, 2014, while four districts will hold elections on November 4, 2014.

Here are several quick facts about Virginia's school board elections in 2014:

The districts listed below served 272,878 K-12 students during the 2010-2011 school year, according to the National Center for Education Statistics.[106] Click on the district names for more information on the district and its school board elections.

2014 Virginia School Board Elections
District Date Seats up for election Total board seats Student enrollment
Chesapeake Public Schools 5/6/2014 5 9 39,748
Hampton City Schools 5/6/2014 3 7 21,588
Newport News City Public Schools 5/6/2014 4 7 30,488
Arlington Public Schools 11/4/2014 1 5 21,485
Chesterfield County Public Schools 11/4/2014 1 5 59,233
Portsmouth Public Schools 11/4/2014 4 9 14,674
Suffolk Public Schools 11/4/2014 4 7 14,507
Virginia Beach City Public Schools 11/4/2014 5 11 71,185



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Voting in Virginia

See also: Voting in Virginia

Important voting information

  • Virginia is one of 14 states that uses an open primary process, in which registered voters do not have to be members of a party to vote in that party's primary.[1]
  • 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.[107][108]

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%.[109]

See also

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