Last updated: Jun 14, 2021 at 4:31 p.m. ET

2021 Virginia primary results

Governor primary

DEM

Terry R. McAuliffe is projected to win.

VotesPct.
McAuliffe
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303,546
62.2%
Carroll Foy96,609
19.8
McClellan57,325
11.7
Other30,874
6.3

The winner will face Glenn Youngkin (R) in November.

Attorney general primary

DEM

Mark R. Herring is projected to win.

VotesPct.
Herring
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271,187
56.6%
Jones207,792
43.4

The winner will face Jason Miyares (R) in November.

Note: Maps on this page won’t indicate a leading candidate in each county until an estimated 35 percent of the vote has been reported there.

Virginia has entered a highly expensive and competitive election season, with Democratic nominations for governor, lieutenant governor and attorney general on the ballot, along with contested Democratic and Republican primaries for state House of Delegates seats. Winners will face off in the Nov. 2 general election.

For Republicans, who have not won a statewide race since 2009 and saw their losses mount under President Donald Trump, the general election will test whether the party can regain its footing in the onetime swing state. For Democrats, who hope to hold on to all three statewide offices and control of the House, the races will be a chance to solidify Virginia’s status as a blue state and not just an anti-Trump state.

Republican nominees for governor, lieutenant governor and attorney general were chosen in a May 8 nominating convention. Delegates at the convention cast ranked-choice ballots, which were tallied repeatedly, with the lowest vote-getter dropping off after each round of counting until a winner emerged with a majority.

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Governor

Virginia’s governor’s race will be viewed nationally as an early referendum on President Biden. Five Democrats vied for the nomination, with two contenders hoping to become the first Black female governor in the country. The race was notable for another novelty: A former governor, Terry McAuliffe, sought a comeback. Gov. Ralph Northam (D) could not run for reelection, as the state constitution prohibits governors from serving back-to-back terms.

Democratic primary

McAuliffe (D) is projected to win. 100 percent of precincts are reporting.

CandidateVotes Pct.
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Terry R. McAuliffe McAuliffe
303,54662.2%
Jennifer Carroll Foy Carroll Foy
96,60919.8
Jennifer L. McClellan McClellan
57,32511.7
Justin Fairfax Fairfax
17,3493.6
Lee J. Carter Carter
13,5252.8
488,354 votes reported from 100% of precincts.
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Norfolk

Richmond

Roanoke

Alexandria

Charlottesville

LEAD/WON

McAuliffe

Republican convention

CandidateRoundRd. 6 votes* Pct.
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Glenn Youngkin Youngkin
66,86754.7%
Pete Snyder Snyder
65,68545.3
Amanda Chase Chase
5--
Kirk Cox Cox
4--
Sergio de la Pena de la Pena
3--
Peter Doran Doran
2--
Octavia Johnson Johnson
1--
* Weighted votes from the final round of voting at the May 8 convention after other candidates were eliminated.

Lieutenant governor

All six Democratic contenders vowed to use the second-highest office in Virginia as a bully pulpit to advance legislation on gun control, climate change and other core Democratic issues. The victor in a field of candidates that included two women, several candidates of color and an openly gay Jewish man will bring extra diversity to the party’s ticket in a fall election where Republican Winsome E. Sears also hopes to become the first Black woman to win a statewide office.

Democratic primary

Ayala (D) is projected to win. 100 percent of precincts are reporting.

CandidateVotes Pct.
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Hala S. Ayala Ayala
178,27639.1%
Sam Rasoul Rasoul
115,36325.3
Mark H. Levine Levine
53,20811.7
Andria McClellan McClellan
50,44411.1
Sean A. Perryman Perryman
38,5358.5
Xavier JaMar Warren Warren
20,0524.4
455,878 votes reported from 100% of precincts.
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Norfolk

Richmond

Roanoke

Alexandria

Charlottesville

LEAD/WON

Rasoul

Ayala

Other

Republican convention

CandidateRoundRd. 5 votes* Pct.
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Winsome Sears Sears
56,82854.4%
Tim Hugo Hugo
55,72645.6
Glenn Davis Davis
4--
Lance Allen Allen
3--
Puneet Ahluwalia Ahluwalia
2--
Maeve Rigler Rigler
1--
* Weighted votes from the final round of voting at the May 8 convention after other candidates were eliminated.

Attorney general

Two-term incumbent Mark R. Herring, who has a record as one of the most liberal attorneys general in Virginia’s history, is facing a heated challenge from Del. Jerrauld C. “Jay” Jones (D-Norfolk), who got Northam’s endorsement. Jones would become the first African American to be elected attorney general in the state. Political experts said the primary race will be an important measure of the blue wave rolling across Virginia after decades of Republican domination.

Democratic primary

Herring (D) is projected to win. 100 percent of precincts are reporting.

CandidateVotes Pct.
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Mark R. Herring *Herring *
271,18756.6%
Jay Jones Jones
207,79243.4
478,979 votes reported from 100% of precincts.
* Incumbent
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Norfolk

Richmond

Roanoke

Alexandria

Charlottesville

LEAD/WON

Herring

Jones

Republican convention

CandidateRoundRd. 3 votes* Pct.
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Jason Miyares Miyares
36,49051.7%
Chuck Smith Smith
36,06448.3
Jack White White
2--
Leslie Haley Haley
1--
* Weighted votes from the final round of voting at the May 8 convention after other candidates were eliminated.

House of Delegates

All 100 seats in the House of Delegates are on the ballot this fall, with Democrats aiming to protect the 55-45 majority they won in the 2019 elections. That broke a 20-year run of Republican control in the House. With so much at stake, both parties have mustered candidates for the Nov. 2 elections in all but a handful of districts — a historically high level of competition.

Districts not shown are not holding primaries according to Virginia's board of elections.

Seat

Democrat

Republican

* Incumbent

Arlington County

Member county board

Democratic primary

CandidateVotes Pct.
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Takis P. Karantonis Karantonis
15,60967.3%
Chanda Choun Choun
7,57232.7
23,181 votes reported from 100% of precincts.

Updated Jun 12, 2021 at 5:02 p.m. ET

Alexandria City

Mayor

Democratic primary

CandidateVotes Pct.
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Justin M. Wilson Wilson
13,17657.2%
Allison Silberberg Silberberg
9,85742.8
23,033 votes reported from 100% of precincts.

Updated Jun 14, 2021 at 4:31 p.m. ET

City council

Democratic primary

CandidateVotes Pct.
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John Taylor Chapman Chapman
13,46012.1%
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Alyia Smith-Parker Gaskins Gaskins
13,36412.0
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Amy B. Jackson Jackson
12,28011.0
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Canek Aguirre Aguirre
11,11310.0
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Sarah R. Bagley Bagley
9,9568.9
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R. Kirk McPike McPike
8,0867.2
Kevin J. Harris Harris
7,3366.6
James C. Lewis, Jr. Lewis, Jr.
6,6065.9
Meronne E. Teklu Teklu
6,6055.9
William C. "Bill" Rossello Rossello
6,3505.7
Patrick B. Moran Moran
6,2005.6
William E. "Bill" Campbell Campbell
6,1885.5
Mark Leo Shiffer Shiffer
4,0873.7
111,631 votes reported from 100% of precincts.

Updated Jun 14, 2021 at 4:31 p.m. ET

By Sophie Andrews, Peter Andringa, Alexis Barnes, Jason Bernert, Lenny Bronner, Mohar Chatterjee, Hong Du, Holden Foreman, Simon Glenn-Gregg, Daniel Hoerauf, Jason Holt, Aditya Jain, Emily Liu, Paige Moody, Anthony Pesce, Erik Reyna, Ashlyn Still and Susan Tyler

Additional contributions from Justin Jouvenal, Antonio Olivo, Gregory S. Schneider, and Laura Vozzella

Sources: AP, Virginia Public Access Project, Virginia Department of Elections