DemDaily: The 2022 Election Calendar Is Up

February 23, 2022

The election year is well underway, with the first state primary, in Texas, just one week from now.

We will continue to keep you updated through the DemDaily column with our analysis of the issues, elections and daily coverage of the political landscape.

As a service to our followers, however, DemList is posting the DemList 2022 Election Calendar on our site, which includes all the United States Senate, House and gubernatorial primary and runoff elections, as well as the Congressional legislative schedule. You can also access our state pages which provide a snapshot of state-by-state elected officials and party links.

We will add new political dates and resources as we approach the midterms, and, as always, we will keep you informed. Check out the DemList 2022 Election Calendar and State Pages HERE.

The 2022 Primary Calendar
March 1: Texas Primary

April 5: Special Primary Election for California's 22nd Congressional Election

May 3: Indiana, Ohio Primaries

May 10: Nebraska, West Virginia Primaries

May 17: Idaho, Kentucky, North Carolina, Oregon, Pennsylvania Primaries

May 24: Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia Primaries; Runoff: Texas

Runoffs are required in nine states between the top two finishers in a primary election where no candidate achieves a required threshold. In Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Mississippi, Oklahoma, South Carolina and Texas a majority, or over 50%, is required to avoid a runoff. In North Carolina, candidates must win the primary by at least 30% of the vote to become the nominee or the race goes to a second primary. In South Dakota, it is 35%, but that applies only to congressional and gubernatorial primaries.

June 7: California, Iowa, Mississippi, Montana, New Jersey, New Mexico, South Dakota Primaries
Special General Election for California's 22nd Congressional Election

June 14: Maine, Nevada, North Dakota, South Carolina Primaries

June 21: DC, Virginia Primaries; Runoffs: Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia

June 28: Colorado, Illinois, Maryland, New York, Oklahoma, Utah Primaries; Runoffs: Mississippi, South Carolina

July 26: Runoff: North Carolina

August 2: Arizona, Kansas, Michigan, Missouri, Washington Primaries

August 4: Tennessee Primary

August 6: Virgin Islands Primary

Other systems: Louisiana has a hybrid system, where an all-party primary is held November 8. If one candidate does not win with a majority of the vote, then the top two candidates go to a runoff. In California and Washington, the top two winners of the all-party primary advance to the general election, and in Alaska, the top four, regardless of party affiliation, advance to the general election. Maine uses a ranked choice voting system.

August 9: Connecticut, Minnesota, Vermont, Wisconsin Primaries

August 13: Hawaii Primary

August 16: Alaska, Wyoming Primaries; Runoff: South Dakota

August 23: Florida Primary; Runoff: Oklahoma

August 27: Guam Primary

September 13: Delaware, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island Primaries

November 8: Louisiana Primary

November 8: General Election Nationwide

December 10: Runoff: Louisiana

Related: DemDaily: The First Primary of The Season 2/1/22

DemList will keep you informed.

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Sources: FEC, Ballotpedia, State SOSs

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