DemDaily: The 2022 Election Calendar. New Updates!

 June 3, 2022

We are three months into the 2022 election calendar and just 157 days out from the November 8, 2022 midterms.

DemList has posted the 2022 Election Calendar on our site, which includes all United States 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.

Calendar Updates: New York's congressional and state senate primaries were moved from June 28 to August 23 after the Democratic-drawn redistricting map was rejected and replaced May 21 with new lines drawn by a court-appointed special master.
Two August 23 special elections have been set to fulfill the remaining terms of GOP Congressman Tom Reed (NY-23), who resigned effective May 10, and Democratic Congressman Antonio Delgado (NY-19), who was sworn in as Lieutenant Governor May 25.

The 2022 Election Calendar
Beginning with the March 1 Texas primary, 13 states have held their primaries, including Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Idaho, Indiana, Kentucky, Nebraska, North Carolina, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania and West Virginia.

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

June 11: Special Primary Election for Alaska's At-Large Congressional District

June 14: Maine, Nevada, North Dakota, South Carolina Primaries
Special General Election for Texas' 34th Congressional District (no primary)

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

June 28: Colorado, Illinois, Oklahoma, Utah Primaries
New York Gubernatorial & State Assembly Primaries
Runoffs: Mississippi, South Carolina
Special General Election for Nebraska's First Congressional District (no primary)

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 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.

August 2: Arizona, Kansas, Michigan, Missouri, Washington 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: Countdown to California 6/2/22
DemDaily: Tuesday's Elections Results: AL, AR, GA, TX, MN 5/25/22
DemDaily: Tuesday's Election Results: KY, OR, & PA Update 5/19/22
DemDaily: Tuesday's Election Results: The Next Ground Zero 5/18/22
DemDaily: Tuesday's Election Results: Nebraska and West Virginia 5/11/22
DemDaily: Indiana Primary Election Results 5/5/22
DemDaily: Ohio Primary Election Results 5/4/22
DemDaily: Texas Primary Results! 3/3/22

See also our rundown on the 2022 Senate and Gubernatorial Elections

DemList will keep you informed.

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Sources: FEC, Ballotpedia, State SOSs, NCSL, NYT

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