DemDaily: The 2022 Election Calendar
March 10, 2022
With the first state primary behind us, the election year is well underway.
As a service to our followers, DemList has posted 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.
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.
We are at the Democratic National Committee meeting this week and will publish again on Saturday to provide a Download On The DNC Meeting.
The 2022 Primary Calendar
March 1: Texas Primary Results
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 6: Massachusetts Primary
September 13: Delaware, New Hampshire, Rhode Island Primaries
November 8: Louisiana Primary
November 8: General Election Nationwide
December 10: Runoff: Louisiana
Related: DemDaily: Texas Primary Results! 3/3/22
DemDaily: Your Guide to The Democratic National Committee 3/9/22
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Sources: FEC, Ballotpedia, State SOSs