Virginia Election Information
Due to the late finalization of the 2020 census by the previous federal administration, Virginia's new independent redistricting commission currently will not have the data in time for redistricting the November 2021 election. The election will proceed with the 2019 districts. Delegates will likely have to run again in 2022 with new districts and then again in 2023.
House of Delegates
All 100 districts in the House are up for reelection in November 2021 for two-year terms.
In the 2020 election, Biden won in Virginia by a strong margin of 10.1% with Virginia becoming a fully Blue state.
In 2019, the Democrats took back control of the state House of Delegates, the first time since 1997. Democrats flipped 6 districts and now have 55 seats to Republicans' 45 seats. There are at least 6 more districts that Democrats can flip - districts that the Democratic Governor won in 2017 or a Democrat won the Congressional seat in 2018.
The State Senate is not up for election in 2021. All seats will be up in 2023.
Virginia Democrats’ Accomplishments
Read here for our past in-depth research reports supporting Virginia Democratic state district campaigns.
GERRYMANDERING: A REAL POWER GRAB
There are significantly more Democratic voters in Virginia than Republican, yet until 2019 Republicans held a majority in both the state House and Senate due to gerrymandering (when politicians choose their voters).
MUCH OF VA IS UNDERSERVED
Gov. Northam’s “Commonwealth Connect” report indicates 660,000 homes and businesses lack broadband, mostly in southern Virginia and the Appalachians. Our report details what the Virginia Democratic-led legislature is doing to bring high speed internet to rural communities.
CLIMATE CHANGE AND GREEN JOBS
VA is particularly vulnerable to climate impacts.
Dealing with climate change means creating clean energy jobs, investing in rural economies, and prioritizing people’s health, homes, and livelihoods. A multifaceted approach is needed to make the state more resilient:
- Increase targets for requiring renewable energy
- Kickstart energy-efficiency investment
- Invest in clean cars and transit systems
- Control short-lived climate pollutants
- Ensure that all people have the tools to adapt to climate change.
Read our paper for more details: