DemDaily: The 2022 Election Calendar. Updates!

July 18, 2022

We are now 112 days out from the midterm elections!

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.

Primaries have taken place in Alabama, Arkansas, California, Colorado, DC, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Maine, Mississippi, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, New Mexico, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, South Dakota, Texas, Utah, Virginia, and West Virginia.

The 2022 Election Calendar

July 19: Maryland Primary

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

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 23: Florida, New York Congressional & State Senate Primaries;
Runoff: Oklahoma; Special General Election for New York's 19th and 23rd Congressional Districts

August 27: Guam Primary

September 6: Massachusetts Primary

September 13: Delaware, New Hampshire, Rhode Island Primaries

November 8: Louisiana Primary; Special General Elections for California and Oklahoma Senate

November 8: General Election Nationwide

December 10: Runoff: Louisiana

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.

DemDaily: Elections Results! CO, IL, NY, OK, UT, MS, SC, NE 6/30/22
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: Status of the Senate: Races to Watch 7/12/22
DemDaily: Status of The Senate: Races and Ratings 7/7/22
DemDaily: US House: Redistricting, Races and Ratings 6/1/22

DemList will keep you informed.

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