Overview and Live Results: Virginia Primary

New Jersey and Virginia are the only states with gubernatorial and legislative1 1Both chambers in New Jersey, state house only in Virginia. elections this year. Both states are holding their primaries Tuesday, June 8. Additionally, there is a special election to fill a vacancy in New Hampshire's state house.

New Jersey Primary >> NH State House Special Election >>


Virginia Primary Overview and Results

Polls close at 7:00 PM. Live results below for contested primaries. Legislative races are grouped by party. Use the drop down to select the district you want to view.


Virginia is the only state that doesn't allow governors to serve consecutive terms. As a result, Democratic Gov. Ralph Northam is not on the ballot. 

Republicans nominated businessman Glenn Youngkin at a party convention last month. 

Five Democrats, including former Gov. Terry McAuliffe, are vying for the nomination. McAuliffe, who preceded Northam, is seeking to become just the second person since the Civil War to win a second term.2 2Mills Godwin served from 1966-70 and again from 1974-78. Interestingly, he was elected as the Democratic nominee for his first term and as the Republican nominee for his second. Also on the ballot are Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax and three current or former state legislators.

McAuliffe is favored to win the nomination. He has raised more money than the other candidates combined. A recent poll gave him 49% of the vote. Jennifer Carroll Foy was the only other candidate that cracked double digits - just barely at 11%.

The current consensus rating for the general election is Likely Democratic. However, that may shift over time as both parties see a very competitive race.

Lieutenant Governor

In Virginia, the office of lieutenant governor is separately elected. Unlike the governorship, there are no term limits. However, Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax is seeking a promotion to governor, and is thus not running for reelection.  

Republicans nominated former Delegate Winsome Sears at their convention. 

There are seven Democrats on the ballot. One of them, Elizabeth Guzman has withdrawn. No clear favorite has emerged.

Attorney General

Democratic AG Mark Herring is seeking a third term. He is being challenged by Delegate Jay Jones - who has been endorsed by Gov. Northam - but is favored to win renomination. At the party convention, Republicans chose Delegate Jason Miyares as their nominee.

House of Delegates

The Virginia State House is called the House of Delegates; the more generic term is used in the results tables below. Note that the next elections for the State Senate are in 2023.

Democrats gained six seats to take control of the 100-member House of Delegates in the 2019 elections. The party holds a 55-45 edge. The legislative election forecasting site CNalysis sees the race for control this year as a toss-up

Here's an overview of the contested primaries from CNalysis.


There are contested primaries in 18 districts.


There are contested primaries in 7 districts.


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