Filing deadline for congressional offices passes in Virginia

On March 26, 2020, the statewide filing deadline passed to run for elected office in Virginia. Candidates filed for congressional offices only, as no state-level offices are up for election in Virginia in 2020.
• U.S. Senate: One Class II Senate seat is up for election. The incumbent, Mark Warner (D), announced his intention to seek re-election for the seat.
• U.S. House of Representatives: All 11 of Virginia’s congressional district seats are up for election. Virginia has not yet released its candidate list, so an official listing of filed candidates is not currently available to the public. As of the publication of this article, seven of the 11 incumbents announced their intention to seek re-election to their seats, leaving four open seats. These numbers may change once the official candidate list is released.

The primary is scheduled for June 9, and the general election is scheduled for November 3, 2020.

Virginia’s statewide filing deadline was the 25th to take place in the 2020 election cycle. The next statewide filing deadlines are on March 30 in New Jersey and South Carolina.

Additional reading:
United States Senate election in Virginia, 2020
United States House of Representatives elections in Virginia, 2020
Ballot access for major and minor party candidates
United States Senate elections, 2020
United States House of Representatives elections, 2020




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