West Virginia Senate election dates and Voting Live

West Virginia Senate election dates and Voting Live 2020 
West Virginia Senate election Dates 2020
West Virginia Senate election​ Date: May 12, 2020​ 

One-term incumbent Republican Shelley Moore Capito was easily elected after serving 14 years in the U.S. House of Representatives. She is being challenged in the Republican primary by Allen Whitt, President of the West Virginia Family Policy Council.


West Virginia Senate election dates and Voting Live 2020 

Social justice activist Paula Jean Swearengin, a candidate for U.S. Senate in 2018, and former state senator Richard Ojeda, a nominee for the U.S. House of Representatives in West Virginia's 3rd congressional district in 2018 and briefly a candidate for president in 2020, have announced they are seeking the Democratic nomination.


The Electoral system of West Virginia

The term electoral system can refer to the method by which elections are conducted (e.g., whether officials are elected in single-winner versus multi-winner systems) or the method by which votes are tallied to determine the outcome of an election (e.g., plurality systems, majority systems, ranked-choice voting systems, etc.). In the United States, most federal and state-level officials are elected via plurality vote in single-winner contests, although some jurisdictions (e.g., cities, school boards, etc.) employ alternative electoral systems.

HIGHLIGHTS

·  In West Virginia, state representatives and state senators are elected via plurality vote in multi-winner contests.

·  Elected state executive officials, including the governor and attorney general, are elected in single-winner contests via plurality vote. The same is true for United States Senators and United States Representatives.

See the sections below for additional information on the following topics:

  1. Background: This section defines and describes methods for conducting elections, including single-winner systems and multi-winner systems. This section also defines and describes various vote-tallying methods, including plurality voting, majority voting, ranked-choice voting, block voting, single voting, and cumulative voting.
  2. Electoral systems used in West Virginia: This section outlines the electoral systems used in federal elections (i.e., elections for president and United States senators and representatives) and state-level contests (i.e., elections for state legislators, governors, and other state executives).
  3. State legislation and ballot measures: This section lists state legislation and state and local ballot measures relevant to electoral systems policy.


    West Virginia Senate election Party and candidate 

  • Shelley Moore Capito (Republican)
  • Richard Ojeda (Democratic)
  • Richie Robb (Democratic)
  • Paula Jean Swearengin (Democratic)
  • Allen Whitt (Republican)

West Virginia Elections Results

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Past West Virginia Elections Results 

United States Senate election in West Virginia, 2018

Party

Candidate

Votes

%

±

 

Democratic

Joe Manchin (incumbent)

290,510

49.57%

-11.0%

 

Republican

Patrick Morrisey

271,113

46.26%

+9.79%

 

Libertarian

Rusty Hollen

24,411

4.17%

N/A

Total votes

586,034

100%

N/A