On The Ballot Next Tuesday: Virginia and New Jersey

 June 3, 2021

Virginia and New Jersey will hold their statewide, legislative and municipal primaries next Tuesday, including the only two governors races of 2021. Here is what and who is on the ballot, and how to vote!

VIRGINIA
Virginia will be holding the Democratic Primary elections for Governor, Lt. Governor and Attorney General on June 8th. Republicans chose their statewide nominees in a May 8th convention.

Frontrunner and former Governor Terry McAuliffe (Lee Whitman/WashBlade)

Primaries for both parties will also take place for State House and Municipal elections.

Democrats
Governor
Lee Carter, State Delegate (Manassas)
Justin Fairfax, current Lt. Governor
Jennifer Carroll Foy, former State Delegate (Prince William)
Terry McAuliffe, former Governor
Jennifer McClellan, State Senator (Richmond)

Lieutenant Governor
Hala Ayala, State Delegate (Prince William County)
Mark Levine, State Delegate (Alexandria)
Sam Rasoul, State Delegate (Roanoke)

VA Gov candidates (LtoR) Jennifer McClellan, Terry McAuliffe, Justin Fairfax, Jennifer Carroll Foy at June 1 debate (Steve Helber/AP)

Andria McClellan, Norfolk City Councilwoman
Sean Perryman, attorney and civil rights advocate
Xavier Warren, sports agent and lobbyist

Attorney General
Mark Herring, current two-term Attorney General
Jay Jones, Delegate (Norfolk)

Republicans
The GOP chose its nominees for statewide office May 8th.
Governor: Glenn Youngkin, retired private equity executive
Lieutenant Governor: Winsome Sears, former Delegate (Norfolk)
Attorney General: Jason Miyares, Delegate (Virginia Beach)

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House of Delegates
All 100 seats in the State House, where Democrats currently have a 55 to 45 majority.

Municipal Elections
Chesapeake: Commissioner of Revenue, Commonwealth's Attorney,
Sheriff and Treasurer
Norfolk: Commissioner of Revenue, Commonwealth's Attorney,
Sheriff and Treasurer
Richmond: Commonwealth's Attorney, Sheriff and Treasurer
Roanoke, Virginia: Sheriff and Treasurer
Virginia Beach: Commissioner of Revenue, Commonwealth's Attorney,
Sheriff and Treasurer

Voter Dates and Deadlines
Primary Type: Open. Voters do not have to formally affiliate with a party to vote.
Early Voting: April 14, 2021 to June 5, 2021
Absentee/Mail Voting Deadline: June 8, 2021 (Postmarked)
Same-Day Registration: No (Voter Registration Deadline was May 17, 2021)
Voter ID: Non-photo ID, Poll Times: 6:00am to 7:00pm

NJ Governor Phil Murphy (right) and Lt. Gov Sheila Oliver running together on ticket again (Julio Cortez/AP)

NEW JERSEY
New Jersey will be holding Primary elections for Governor and Lt. Governor on June 8th.

Primaries for State Senate, General Assembly and Municipal elections will also take place.

Democrats
Governor: Incumbent Governor Phil Murphy is running for reelection unopposed in the Democratic primary.
Lt. Governor: Current Lt. Governor Sheila Oliver will be running on the ticket again with Governor Murphy.

Ciattarelli is GOP frontrunner

Republicans

Governor
Jack Ciattarelli, former State Assemblyman (Hillsborough) and 2017 gubernatorial candidate
Brian Levine, former Somerset County Freeholder and
former Mayor of Franklin Township
Phil Rizzo, Hudson County church pastor
Hirsh Singh, engineer (Linwood)

Lt. Governor: TBD. The Lt. Governor runs conjointly with the gubernatorial candidate.

State Senate: Democrats currently hold a 25 to 15 majority
General Assembly: Democrats hold a 52 to 28 majority over Republicans
Municipal Elections
Jersey City, New Jersey: Mayor and City Council
Essex County, New Jersey: County Sheriff
Hudson County, New Jersey: County Register

Voter Dates and Deadlines
Primary Type: Semi-closed. Voters must be registered as a party member in order to participate in that party's primary. However, previously unaffiliated voters can participate in the primary of his or her choice by affiliating with a party on the day of the election.
Absentee/Mail Voting Deadline: June 8, 2021 (Postmarked)
Same-Day Registration: No (Voter Registration Deadline was May 18, 2021)
Voter ID: No ID, Poll Times: 6:00am to 8:00pm

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Resources: Ballotpedia, Virginia Board of Elections, New Jersey Board of Elections

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