ABOUT THIS STATE
Virginia, you have big elections every year and honestly, we’re kind of jealous that you get to vote that much. With all that practice, you’re probably voting pros and casually flaunt your success in an unsolicited, end-of-year newsletter to all your state friends. But just in case you need it, we have you covered on everything you need to know to be a voter in the state for lovahs.Be a Voter
DO I HAVE AN ELECTION THIS YEAR?
Virginia has statewide elections in 2021, including for governor and lieutenant governor, state senate and state house, school boards, and municipal governments. Learn more about what's on your ballot below.What's on my ballot?
What to know about Virginia in 2021
In addition to supporting Terry McAuliffe, Hala Ayala, and Mark Herring at the top of the ticket, holding the majority in the House of Delegates is going to be a top priority heading into November. Democrats flipped this chamber from red to blue in 2019, and in just two years have transformed the commonwealth by passing meaningful progressive bills, including gun safety legislation, legalizing marijuana, and increasing the minimum wage. Democrats currently hold the chamber with a 55-45 majority. However, most bills pass the chamber with 51 or 52 votes, meaning it's important to preserve a large enough advantage to continue to pass progressive priorities. Biden won 60 of these House districts in 2020, but also outperformed Democrats further down the ticket, meaning the House is still far from solid blue, especially with off-year turnout expected to dip. Nationally, Virginia is going to serve as a bellwether ahead of the midterms, with Republicans looking to capitalize on low Democratic enthusiasm without Trump in the White House. Republicans will also be well funded and eager to start writing the narrative that they can make gains under the Biden presidency. Learn more about how to get involved below.
Early Voting Begins
Voter Registration Deadline
Election Day (In-Person, Ballot Drop-Off or Postmark Deadline)
How do I make sure I’m registered?
Can I register the same day I want to vote?
Can I vote by mail?
Does my state require my ballot to be postmarked or delivered by Election Day?
Can I track my ballot?
Can I vote early in person?
What if I’m voting in-person on Election Day?
Do I need an ID to vote in person?
Make a Plan
Check your registration, make a plan to vote, and research every name and measure on the ballot with BallotReady.Get ready to vote
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GOTV with Sister District
Help get out the vote in Virginia and protect progressive power in Virginia. Join Sister District and the hosts of Pod Save America to make plans to vote with supporters, find undecided voters, tidy campaign data for voter targeting, and recruit local volunteers.
Weds Oct 13 call with Dan Pfeiffer
Sat Oct 16 call with Tommy Vietor
Sun Oct 17 call with Jon Favreau
Donate to No Off Years: Virginia
We wanted to make it as easy as possible for your donation to go the farthest to defend the Democratic wins in Virginia, so we’re joining with Swing Left to help reach their goal of $200,000 for down-ballot candidates while it can still make a big difference before November’s election.
Volunteer with New Virginia Majority
New Virginia Majority is a grassroots organization focused on organizing within Latinx, African American, Asian American Pacific Islander and youth communities, centering the leadership and demands of working class women of color. Since 2015, they have registered more than 200,000 Virginia voters and knocked on over 1 million doors.
Volunteer with Virginia Turnout Project
With all eyes on Virginia's statewide and House of Delegates elections, the Democratic Party of Virginia is launching the Virginia Turnout Project - a collaboration with state and national groups to boost Democratic turnout in the 2021 elections. Following record turnout in the 2020 elections, the Virginia Turnout Project will invest in voter registration, digital and in-person outreach, and other programs across the commonwealth to educate voters and elect Democratic candidates at every level. Sign up directly with the Democratic Party of Virginia’s coordinated campaign and start working for a candidate right away!