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Government of Virginia

See also codes, courts, elections, law and politics.
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History of Virginia

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See also government of Virginia and the library's links for finding a lawyer.
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Politics and Elections

  • Elections
  • Politics

  • Elections
    • Election Calendar — City of Fairfax
      Information on the next scheduled election, including a sample ballot, and a list of all federal, state and city elections for the next three years.

    • Upcoming Elections — Fairfax County (Includes information for the towns of Clifton, Herndon and Vienna)
      Information on the next scheduled county and town elections, including candidate information and sample ballots. Also includes the annual election calendar, which shows all federal, state, county and town elections in the current year; and a 10-year schedule of elections by office. Provided by the Fairfax County Office of Elections.

    • Virginia Election Results
      Find the results of the latest election, or view historical results back to 1995. Provided by the Virginia State Board of Elections.

    • Virginia General Election Calendar
      A schedule of elections for the next five years in the Commonwealth of Virginia is available by choosing "statewide" in the pull-down menu for Locality and pressing the Search button. Historical election dates are included in the search results. Provided by the Virginia State Board of Elections.

    • Voters Guides
      Prior to each upcoming election, guides to the candidates are provided and include biographical information and responses to questions on the issues. From the League of Women Voters of the Fairfax Area, a nonpartisan organization.

    • Voting Information

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  • Politics 
    • Campaign Contributions

      • Federal Election Commission — Campaign Finance Reports and Data
        View federal election financial disclosure reports that have been filed by House, Senate and presidential campaigns, as well as political parties and political action committees (PACs) from 1993 to the present.

      • Follow the Money
        A searchable database from the Institute on Money in State Politics, a national nonpartisan, nonprofit organization studying campaign finance at the state level. Includes data on state-level candidates, judicial elections, ballot measures, party committees and contributors.

      • Virginia Public Access Project
        This comprehensive, nonpartisan resource about money in Virginia state and local politics uses data from the Virginia State Board of Elections. It includes candidate profiles and information on lobbyists.

      • Virginia State Board of Elections — Campaign Finance Reports
        View the financial disclosure reports of political committees in Virginia.

    • Political Parties
      According to the Virginia State Board of Elections, "Virginia recognizes only two political parties: Democrats and Republicans. All other party organizations are required to register as Political Action Committees."

    • Project Vote Smart
      Find a wide variety of information about Virginia government officials, legislative activity, elections, issues and more. Search by zip code, keywords or representative's name.

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Statistics and Demographics

See more statistics websites on the Reference page.
  • Northern Virginia Demographics
    This site includes the full text portions of Northern Virginia Databook, a leading source for detailed local demographic information, both current and historical. The site also includes census information, rankings and useful links to other authoritative demographic sources.

  • Virginia Demographics & Workforce
    State demographic and statistical information compiled by the Weldon Cooper Center at the University of Virginia.

  • Virginia Labor Market Information
    Employment and economic statistics from the Virginia Employment Commission.

  • Virginia Performs
    Statistical information about the quality of life in Virginia. Includes demographic, economic and social statistics.

  • Virginia QuickFacts from the US Census Bureau
    View the census data for Virginia or any of its counties.

  • Virginia Statistics (VaStat)
    Provides links to information on Virginia. Covers a broad range of topics, including agriculture; banking; crime; demographics; economics; e-commerce; education; employment; foreign trade; housing; manufacturing and poverty.

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