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Virginia Election Ballot 2016: Candidates for Each Office

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Voters at a Virginia school in 2008. (Getty)

Voters in the Commonwealth of Virginia will make their choice for U.S. President and U.S. House Representatives on November 8. The state does not have senator, governor or state legislative races this year.

To see what the ballot looks like in your district, click here to use Ballotpedia’s Sample Ballot Lookup tool.

Here is a look at the candidates on the ballot in Virginia.


U.S. President

Five presidential candidates and their running-mates are on the Virginia ballot. There is also a group of write-in candidates a voter may choose. Here are the candidates whose names are on the ballot:

(*Nathan Johnson is a placeholder name. McMullin’s running-mate is Mindy Finn.)

U.S. House

Virginia has 11 seats in the U.S. House of Representatives, but the state has new district boundaries after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled the 3rd and 4th district boundaries unconstitutional. Below are the candidates for each district. Incumbents are noted with an asterisk (*).

District 1

  • Rob Wittman (R)*
  • Matt Rowe (D)
  • Glenda Gail Parker (I)

District 2

  • Scott Taylor (R)
  • Shaun Brown (D)

District 3

  • Bobby Scott (D)*
  • Marty Williams (R)

District 4

  • A. Donald McEachin (D)
  • Mike Wade (R)

District 5

  • Tom Garrett (R)
  • Jane Dittmar (D)

District 6

  • Bob Goodlatte (R)*
  • Kai Degner (D)

District 7

  • David Brat (R)*
  • Eileen Bedell (D)

District 8

  • Don Beyer (D)*
  • Charles Hernick (R)
  • Julio Garcia (I)

District 9

  • Morgan Griffith (R)*
  • Derek Kitts (D)
  • Janice Allen Boyd (I)

District 10

  • Barbara Comstock (R)*
  • LuAnn Bennett (D)
  • J.D. Thorpe (L – Write-in candidate)

District 11

  • Gerald Connolly (D)*

State Legislative Offices

Governor Terry McAuliffe (D) is not up for re-election until November 2017, as his first term ends in January 2018. The next election for the Virginia State Senate isn’t until November 2019. The next election for the Virginia House of Delegates is in November 2017.

However, there are a few districts electing new members to the House of Delegates and State Senate on November 8. You can find the list of those seats up for election by clicking here to go to the Virginia Department of Elections.

Virginia Polling Hours & Key Election Day Info 2016

Polls in Virginia, where there's 11 U.S. House races, open at 6 a.m. and close at 7 p.m.

Click here to read more

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