Climate and Geography

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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

  • 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 Department of Elections. It includes candidate profiles and information on lobbyists.

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

    • Political Parties
      According to the Virginia Department 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
    Access to the full text of Northern Virginia Databook, which is a leading source for current and historical local demographic information; census information; and links to other demographic sources. Provided by the Northern Virginia Regional Commission.

  • Virginia Demographics & Workforce
    Demographic information compiled by the Weldon Cooper Center for Public Service at the University of Virginia.

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

  • Virginia Performs
    A scorecard of where Virginia stands in terms of factors that affect quality of life. Displays demographic, economic and social statistics for Virginia's regions and compares Virginia to other states.

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

  • Virginia Statistics (VaStat)
    Provides links to statistics on a broad range of topics, including agriculture, banking, crime, demographics, economics, e-commerce, education, employment, foreign trade, housing, manufacturing and poverty. Produced by the Weldon Cooper Center for Public Service at the University of Virginia.

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