How competitive are local races?


In addition to elections for statewide office and the House of Delegates, there will be 503 local races on ballots across Virginia on Tuesday. How many are "competitive" -- meaning how many will have more than one name on the ballot?

CONSTITUTIONAL OFFICERS (139 races - 32% competitive) 

  • Clerk of Court (6 races -- 66% competitive)
  • Sheriff (30 races -- 47% competitive)
  • Commonwealth's Attorney (27 races - 30% competitive)
  • Commissioner of the Revenue (38 races -- 24% competitive)
  • Treasurer (38 races -- 24% competitive)

OTHER COUNTY/CITY OFFICES (313 races -- 44% competitive)

  • City Mayor (1 race -- 100% competitive)
  • City Council (3 races - 66% competitive)
  • Board of Supervisors (156 races -- 51% competitive)
  • School Board (162 races -- 35% competitive)

TOWN ELECTIONS

  • Town Council (27 races -- 30% competitive)
  • Mayor (12 races -- 25% competitive)

 

WRITE-IN RACES

Town of Dilwyn (population 447) in Buckingham County made headlines this fall when where the Mayor and entire six-member Town Council missed the deadline for their candidacy paperwork. All are running as write-in candidates on Tuesday.

There are nine other local races across Virginia with no names on the ballot. The winners will be determined by write-in votes:

  • Amherst County School Board - District 5
  • Appomattox County Board of Supevisors - Piney Mountain District
  • Bath County School Board - Cedar Creek District
  • Bath County School Board - Millboro District
  • Charlotte County Board of Supervisors - Aspen-Phenix District
  • Craig County Board of Supervisors - Simmonsville District
  • Nassawadox Town Mayor
  • Nelson County School Board - East District
  • Northampton County School Board - District 3

Nov. 6, 2017