2022 United States elections

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2022 United States elections
Mid-term elections
Election dayNovember 8
Incumbent presidentTo be determined, pending at least the 2020 election
Next Congress118th
Senate elections
Seats contested34 of 100 seats
Color coded map of 2020 Senate races
Map of the 2022 Senate races

  Retiring Democrat   Incumbent Democrat
  Retiring Republican   Incumbent Republican
  Incumbent unknown   No election

House elections
Seats contestedAll 435 voting seats
+5 of 6 non-voting seats
Gubernatorial elections
Seats contested39 (36 states, 3 territories)
Color coded map of 2022 Senate races
Map of the 2022 gubernatorial elections

  Democratic incumbent
  Republican incumbent
  Undetermined incumbent
  No election

The 2022 United States elections will be held on Tuesday, November 8, 2022 in the middle of the term of the President elected in 2020. During this mid-term election year, all 435 seats in the United States House of Representatives and 34 of the 100 seats in the United States Senate will be contested. 39 state and territorial governorships and numerous other state and local elections will also be contested. This will be the first election affected by the redistricting that will follow the 2020 United States Census.

Federal elections[edit]

Senate elections[edit]

At least 34 of the 100 seats in the United States Senate will be up for election, including all 34 Class III seats. Special elections may also be held to fill vacancies in the other two Senate Classes. As senators serve six-year terms, the last regularly-scheduled elections for Class III senators were held in 2016.

House of Representatives elections[edit]

All 435 voting seats in the United States House of Representatives will be up for election. As of April 2019, only one Rep, Steve Cohen (D-TN) has announced his plan to run again in 2022.[1] The incumbents in these races will be determined in the 2020 House of Representatives elections and subsequent special elections. As these elections will be the first conducted after the post-2020 Census redistricting, several districts may lack an incumbent or have multiple incumbents.

Additionally, elections will be held to select the non-voting delegate for the District of Columbia, as well as four of the five non-voting delegates from U.S. territories.[a]

State elections[edit]

Gubernatorial elections[edit]

Elections will be held for the governorships of 36 U.S. states and three U.S. territories. Special elections may be held for vacancies in the other states and territories, if required by respective state and territorial constitutions. As most governors serve four-year terms, the last regularly-scheduled elections for most seats up for election in 2022 were held in 2018. The governors of New Hampshire and Vermont each serve two-year terms, so incumbents in those two states will be determined by the 2020 gubernatorial elections.

Legislative elections[edit]

The vast majority of states and territories will hold legislative elections in 2022. Louisiana, Mississippi, New Jersey, and Virginia will not hold state legislative elections, as those states all hold such elections in odd-numbered years. In states that use staggered terms, some state senators will not be up for election. As these elections will be the first conducted after the post-2020 Census redistricting, several legislative districts may lack an incumbent or have multiple incumbents.

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ The Resident Commissioner of Puerto Rico serves a four-year term and will not be up for election in 2022.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Burgess, Katherine (January 1, 2019). "Cohen to seek re-election to Congress in 2020 and 2022". The Commercial Appeal. Retrieved April 11, 2019.