Virginia 6/12 Primary: At a Glance


Virginia has its statewide primary election on Tuesday, June 12. Here you’ll find resources for voters, a quick overview of politics in the state, plus a few key races with the names and websites for Democratic candidates. Use this information to make your own voting plan and/or share with friends in the state!

Virginia Voter Resources
Registration deadline:  May 21
Confirm your voter registration:
Info for overseas/military voters here
Find your polling place here
Check ID requirements here
Early voting: May 14 – June 11
Absentee voting: June 5 – 12

Virginia Politics: A Snapshot
– 1 Senator is up for re-election in 2018
– All 11 House Representatives are up for re-election
– Voted +5 for Clinton in 2016
– Current partisan breakdown of the state legislature:
Governor (R)
State Senate 21 (R) – 19 (D)
State House of Delegates 51 (R) – 49 (D)

Key Races

The current senator, Tim Kaine (D) is seeking another term. He is the only Democrat running. You can find his website here.

Cook Political Report has Districts 2, 5, 7, and 10 rated competitive, and are good opportunities for the Democrats to flip.

District 2 candidates
Elaine Luria – website
Karen Mallard – website

District 5 nominee (This district held a nominating convention.)
Leslie Cockburn – website

District 7 candidates
Abigail Spanberger – website
Dan Ward – website

District 10 candidates
Julia Biggins – website
Alison Kiehl Friedman – website
Dan Helmer – website
Paul Pelletier – website
Lindsey Davis Stover – website
Jennifer Wexton – website

Virginia also has many school board and other local races taking place on June 12. You can pull up a sample ballot here that lists all of your district’s races.

A Final Note
For a more complete list of state races in the primary, visit Ballotpedia: Virginia Elections 2018To learn about events featuring candidates running for office, connect with your local chapter of the Virginia Democrats.

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  1. Virginia Absentee Ballot-InPerson Voting is open through June 9. Go to to verify your polling place ON Election Day (it may have changed!), June 12. Then, if interested, find Absentee Voting section to look up Absentee-In Person info. Most voters qualify to vote AB-IP. County/City/Town times and dates vary. For example, Prince William County offers Monday-Saturday 8:30a-5pm polls. AND, Fairfax County’s hours are: Monday/Tuesday/Wednesday/Friday-8a-4:30p, Thursday-8a-7p, & Saturday-9a-5p. Find what’s easiest for YOU and bring a friend or relative!

  2. Thanks for the info. I have family living in Virginia, and I will pass this along!

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