DemDaily: The 2022 Election Calendar. New Updates!
June 26, 2022
We are now midway through the election season, with 26 states and DC having held their primaries.
DemList has posted the 2022 Election Calendar on our site, which includes all US Senate, House, and gubernatorial primaries, runoffs and special 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.
As always, 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.
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The 2022 Election Calendar
Primaries have taken place in Alabama, Arkansas, California, DC, Georgia, Idaho, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Maine, Mississippi, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, South Dakota, Texas, Virginia, and West Virginia.
Since March 1, special elections have also taken place in California, Minnesota, Nebraska and Texas.
June 28: Colorado, Illinois, Oklahoma, Utah Primaries
New York (US Senate, Gubernatorial, State Assembly) Primary
Runoffs: Mississippi, South Carolina
Special General Election for Nebraska's First Congressional District
Special Primary Election for Oklahoma Senate Race
July 19: Maryland Primary (originally June 28)
July 26: Runoff: North Carolina
|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 with at least 30% or the race goes to a second primary. In South Dakota, it is 35%, but that applies only to congressional and gubernatorial primaries.
August 4: Tennessee Primary
August 6: Virgin Islands Primary
August 9: Connecticut, Minnesota, Vermont, Wisconsin Primaries
Special General Election for Minnesota's First Congressional District
August 13: Hawaii Primary
August 16: Alaska, Wyoming Primaries; Runoff: South Dakota
Special General Election for Alaska's At-Large Congressional District
August 23: Florida, New York Congressional & State Senate Primaries; Runoff: Oklahoma
Special General Elections for New York's 19th and 23rd Congressional District (no primary)
August 27: Guam 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.|
September 6: Massachusetts Primary
September 13: Delaware, New Hampshire, Rhode Island Primaries
November 8: Louisiana Primary
November 8: General Election Nationwide
December 10: Runoff: Louisiana
DemDaily: Elections Results! DC, Virginia, Alabama, Georgia 6/22/22
DemDaily: Election Results: ME, NV, ND, SC, TX, AK 6/15/22
DemDaily: Primary Results: Counting California 6/9/22
DemDaily: Primary Results: CA, IA, MS, MT, NJ, NM, SD 6/8/22
DemDaily: US House: Redistricting, Races and Ratings 6/6/22
DemList will keep you informed.
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