Pro-Equality Candidates on Your Virginia Ballot

by HRC Staff

We are gearing up to elect a pro-equality majority in Virginia on Tuesday, November 5, and HRC wants to make sure you have a voting plan.

We are gearing up to elect a pro-equality majority in Virginia on Tuesday, November 5, and HRC wants to make sure you have a voting plan. 

This Election Day in Virginia is a turning point: Voters are fed up with politicians who insist on playing politics with the lives of LGBTQ people. Across the state, Equality Voters are ready to turn out to vote and elect pro-equality leaders up and down the ballot.

We have you covered before you head out to the polls:

Find your polling location. 

Make a plan! Polls will open at 6:00 AM and close at 7:00 PM. As long as you are in line to vote by the time polls close, you will be permitted to vote — it’s the law. Find your polling place.

Bring an ID.

In Virginia, you need to show an ID whenever you vote in person. Find out which forms of ID will be accepted before you head to the polls. For more information on how this might impact trans voters, please refer to the #VotingWhileTrans guide.

Know the pro-equality candidates on your ballot.

​Virginia State Senate:

  • Del. Cheryl Turpin SD-07 - Norfolk City, Virginia Beach City
  • Missy Cotter Smasal SD-08 - Virginia Beach City
  • Sen. Jennifer McClellan SD-09 - Charles City, Hanover, Henrico, Richmond City
  • Ghazala Hashmi SD-10 - Chesterfield, Powhatan, Richmond City
  • Amanda Pohl SD-11 - Amelia, Chesterfield, Colonial Heights City
  • Del. Debra Rodman SD-12 - Hanover, Henrico
  • Del. John Bell SD-13 - Loudoun, Prince William
  • Amy Laufer SD-17 - Albemarle, Culpeper, Louisa, Orange, Spotsylvania, Fredericksburg city
  • Sen. Adam Ebbin SD-30 - Arlington, Fairfax, Alexandria city

Virginia House of Delegates:

  • Del. Wendy Gooditis HD-10 - Clarke, Frederick, Loudoun
  • Del. Danica Roem HD-13 - Prince William, Manassas Park City
  • Joshua Cole HD-28 - Stafford, Fredericksburg City
  • Del. Elizabeth Guzman HD-31 - Fauquier, Prince William
  • Mavis Taintor HD-33 - Clarke, Frederick, Loudoun
  • Dan Helmer HD-40 - Fairfax, Prince William
  • Del. Eileen Filler-Corn HD-41 - Fairfax 
  • Del. Mark Sickles HD-43 - Fairfax
  • Del. Mark Levine HD-45 - Fairfax, Arlington County, Alexandria City
  • Del. Hala Ayala HD-51 - Prince William
  • Sheila Bynum-Coleman HD-66 - Chesterfield, Richmond City, Colonial Heights City
  • Del. Dawn Adams HD-68 - Chesterfield, Henrico, Richmond City
  • Clint Jenkins HD-76 - Suffolk City, Chesapeake City
  • Len Myers HD-81 - Virginia Beach City, Chesapeake City
  • Nancy Guy HD-83 - Virginia Beach City, Norfolk City
  • Martha Mugler HD-91 - York, Hampton City, Poquoson City
  • Shelly Simonds HD-94 - Newport News City
  • Phil Hernandez HD-100 - Accomack, Northampton, Norfolk City

Spread the word!

Call or text five friends and remind them that every vote counts. They can make a voting plan at

Volunteer with HRC to get out the vote and mobilize Equality Voters to support these pro-equality candidates: Together, we can elect a pro-equality majority and make real change in Virginia.

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