Virginia

Virginia

  Voting Population

Eligibility (72.2% eligible to vote)
Virginia, one of the original 13 colonies and birthplace of four of the first five U.S. presidents, joined the Union in June 1788. In 1792, Virginia controlled 15.9% of all electoral votes, the largest concentration in U.S. history. The Commonwealth did not participate in the 1864 and 1868 elections due to secession. From the post-Civil War Reconstruction period through 1948, Virginians almost always sided with the Democratic Party in elections. However, from 1952 through 2004, Virginia was reliably Republican (except for the landslide of Lyndon Johnson over Barry Goldwater in 1964). What changed? In the early 1950s, Virginia politics was controlled by Democratic Senator Harry F. Byrd, Sr., and his political machine. For the 1952 cycle, Byrd announced he would not be endorsing a candidate, saying “Silence is Golden.” People knew this meant that it would be okay to vote for the Republican Dwight Eisenhower.

Virginia has 13 Electoral College votes to cast in Presidential elections.

State Capital: Richmond, VA   •   2020 Population: 8,626,207   •   US Representatives: 11

  Recent Election Results

Leaning
51%
Democrat
2016 Presidential (29.5% voted Republican)
2012 Presidential (32.9% voted Democratic)
2016 US Senate
2016 US House
2014 Gubernatorial

 Current Elected Officials

This is the list of elected officials for Virginia. This includes roles such as Governor and Lieutenant Governor, US and state senators and house representatives.

RepresentativeOfficeContact
Tim Kaine Profile Picture
 Tim Kaine
U.S. Senator
231 Russell Senate Office Building
Washington, DC 20510
 (202) 224-4024
     
Mark R. Warner Profile Picture
 Mark R. Warner
U.S. Senator
703 Hart Senate Office Building
Washington, DC 20510
 (202) 224-2023
     
Ralph S. Northam Profile Picture
 Ralph S. Northam
Governor of Virginia
PO Box 1195
Richmond, VA 23218
 (804) 786-2211
 ltgov@ltgov.virginia.gov
     
Justin E. Fairfax Profile Picture
 Justin E. Fairfax
Lieutenant Governor of Virginia  (804) 786-2078
 ltgov@ltgov.virginia.gov
   
Mark R. Herring Profile Picture
 Mark R. Herring
VA Attorney General
202 North 9th Street
Richmond, VA 23219
 (804) 786-2071
     

While the President and Vice President are the only elected officials at the National level, there are hundreds of other positions appointed by the President himself.

Virginia will cast 13 Electoral College votes in the upcoming 2020 Presidential elections.

RepresentativeOfficeContact
Donald J. Trump Profile Picture
 Donald J. Trump
President of the United States
1600 Pennsylvania Avenue Northwest
Washington, DC 20500
 (202) 456-1111
     
Mike Pence Profile Picture
 Mike Pence
Vice President of the United States
1600 Pennsylvania Avenue Northwest
Washington, DC 20500
 (202) 456-1111
     

 Elected Role Descriptions

Lieutenant Governor:

In most cases, the lieutenant governor is the highest officer of state after the governor, standing in for that officer when they are absent from the state or temporarily incapacitated. In the event a governor dies, resigns or is removed from office, the lieutenant governor typically becomes governor.

Available Zip Codes in Virginia

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