Agency Planning & Performance

Virginia's State Capitol

Government and Citizens

Virginia's goal is to be recognized as the best-managed state in the nation.

  • Virginia is widely regarded as having a fiscally sound, well-run, and innovative state government.
  • The nation's top credit-rating professionals have awarded Virginia the highest AAA bond rating since 1938, longer than any other state.
  • Virginia continues to struggle with high consumer fraud rates.
  • Although Virginia performs well for digital innovations in government, overall Internet use and broadband access lag many other states.
  • Virginia ranked 31st among the states for voter turnout in 2014.

The state government and citizen engagement indicators help to assess the progress we are making; understand the key elements that influence the indicators; clarify the role the Commonwealth is taking to improve the administration and management of state government; and increase citizen participation at all levels of government.


Government & Citizens Indicators at a Glance

Check out the Scorecard at a Glance to see how Virginia is doing in all categories.