|Turnout||62.7% (voting eligible) |
|Elections in Virginia|
In the 1977 Virginia gubernatorial election, incumbent Governor Mills E. Godwin, Jr., a Republican, was unable to seek re-election due to term limits. John N. Dalton, the Lieutenant Governor of Virginia, was nominated by the Republican Party to run against the Democratic nominee, former Lieutenant Governor of Virginia Henry Howell. 
- John N. Dalton, Lieutenant Governor of Virginia (R)
- Henry Howell, former Lieutenant Governor of Virginia (D)
|Republican||John N. Dalton||699,302||55.90%||+5.19%|
- Virginia Department of Elections (2016). "Registration/Turnout Statistics". The Commonwealth of Virginia. Retrieved July 25, 2016.
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