Voter Participation

When it comes to voter participation, the United States trails most developed nations. This holds true in Virginia, particularly in non-presidential elections. (Scroll to see more)

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Virginia population
There are 8,470,020 people in Virginia
Source: U.S. Census Bureau (2017 estimate)
Eligible Voters
More than 6 million Virginians are 18 or older and U.S. citizens who are neither incarcerated nor mentally incapacitated.
Source: United States Election Project (2016)
Registered Voters
There are 5,215,866 registered voters
Source: Virginia Department of Elections (September 2018)
Presidential Election
Ballots cast: 3,984,631
Source: Virginia Department of Elections (2016)
Gubernatorial Election
Ballots cast: 2,612,309
Source: Virginia Department of Elections (2017)
Mid-Term U.S. Senate Election
Ballots cast: 2,194,346
Source: Virginia Department of Elections (2014)
General Assembly Election
Ballots cast: 1,509,864
Source: Virginia Department of Elections (2015)