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2018

June 12: Primaries (if held) for offices on November ballot

November 7: GENERAL ELECTION

Member of U.S. Senate 

Member of U.S. House of Representatives (5th District)

State Constitutional Amendments (put on ballot after passage by two sessions of the Virginia General Assembly)

   


When are elections held?

  • March Presidential Primary - leap years only - First Tuesday of March (if called)
  • June Primary - Second Tuesday of June (if called)
  • November General Election - First Tuesday after the first Monday in November
  • Special Elections

How frequently are elections held for each office?

  • President of the United States - Every four years, even numbered years (leap years)
  • U.S. Senate - Every six years, even numbered years (staggered terms for the two Senators)
  • U.S. House of Representatives - Every two years, even numbered years
  • Governor, Lieutenant Governor, Attorney General - Every four years, odd numbered years (year after presidential election)
  • State Senate - Every four years, odd numbered years (year before presidential election)
  • House of Delegates - Every two years, odd numbered years
  • Sheriff, Treasurer, Commonwealth's Attorney, Commissioner of Revenue - Every four years, odd numbered years (year after presidential)
  • Clerk of the Circuit Court - Every eight years, odd numbered years (before every other Presidential Election)
  • City Council - Every two years, odd numbered years (staggered terms for the 5 members)
  • School Board - Every two years, odd numbered years (staggered terms for the 7 members)
  • Soil and Water Conservation Directors, Thomas Jefferson District-every four years, odd numbered years (year before presidential)

Virginia Department of Elections - Election Schedules and Calendars