Old Dominion

Sic semper tyrannis (Thus Always to Tyrants)


2,818,316 absentee ballots were cast in Virginia’s 2020 election cycle. Overall 4,460,524 ballots were cast in the 2020 election, putting overall state turnout at about 81.48%. The state swung heavily for President Joe Biden, who won its 13 electoral votes with 54.1% of the popular vote. Virginia has consistently voted for Democrat presidential candidates since 2008.

Virginia has a bicameral legislature with 40 senators and 100 delegates. The legislative sessions are held annually staring the second Wednesday in January – lasting 60 in even-numbered years and 30 days in odd-numbered ones, and Democrats have held the majority in both chambers since 2019. Virginia’s governor, Ralph Northam (D), is not eligible for re-election in 2022.