2021 Gubernatorial Elections


Two states will hold elections to choose governors this cycle.  Additionally, California voters participated in a recall election this cycle.


Disclaimer: The information contained in the table below is subject to revision and will be updated throughout the election cycle. 

For additional information, please contact Meghan Holihan

State Candidate Election Date Results Pre-election Party Control Post-election Party Control
California* 9/14/2021 Unsuccessful Recall Democratic Democratic
New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy (D) (Inc.) 11/2/2021 Projected Winner Democratic Democratic
New Jersey Jack Ciattarelli (R) 11/2/2021 Democratic
Virginia Former Governor Terry McAuliffe (D) 11/2/2021 Democratic
Virginia Glenn Youngkin (R) 11/2/2021 Projected Winner Democratic Republican - FLIP

*The California gubernatorial recall election featured two questions. As most voters choose "No" on the first question, the second question - which would have determined which candidate would replace Governor Newsom - was negated.