2022 United States elections
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|Election day||November 8|
|Incumbent president||Joe Biden (Democratic)|
|Seats contested||34 of 100 seats|
|Map of the 2022 Senate races|
Republican incumbent Republican retiring
|Seats contested||All 435 voting seats |
+5 of 6 non-voting seats
|Seats contested||39 (36 states, 3 territories)|
|Map of the 2022 gubernatorial elections|
Democratic incumbent Term-limited or retiring Democrat
Republican incumbent Term-limited or retiring Republican
The 2022 United States elections will be held on Tuesday, November 8, 2022. 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. Thirty-nine state and territorial gubernatorial 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.
At least 34 of the 100 seats in the United States Senate will be up for election, including all 34 Class 3 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
All 435 voting seats in the United States House of Representatives will be up for election. As of March 2021[update], a few dozen representatives have announced their plans to run again in 2022. Eight representatives have announced that they will be retiring. The incumbents in these races were 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.
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 were determined by the 2020 gubernatorial elections.
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.
- 2022 Michigan Senate election
- 2022 Nebraska State Legislature election
- 2022 Oklahoma House of Representatives election
- 2022 Oklahoma Senate election
- 2022 Pennsylvania House of Representatives election
- 2022 Pennsylvania Senate election
- 2022 Washington House of Representatives election
- 2022 Washington State Senate election
- 2022 Wyoming State Senate election
Attorney General elections
Attorneys general will be elected in thirty states, three territories, and one federal district. The previous elections for this group of states took place in 2018. The attorney general of Vermont serves two-year terms and was last elected in 2020.
Mayoral elections will be held in some major U.S. cities.
- Anaheim, California: Incumbent Republican Harry Sidhu is eligible to run for reelection.
- Lexington, Kentucky: Incumbent Republican Linda Gorton is eligible for reelection.
- Little Rock, Arkansas: Incumbent Democrat Frank Scott Jr. is eligible for reelection.
- Long Beach, California: Incumbent Democrat Robert Garcia is eligible for reelection.
- Lubbock, Texas: Incumbent Republican Dan Pope is eligible for reelection.
- Newark, New Jersey: Incumbent Democrat Ras Baraka is eligible to run for reelection.
- Newport News, Virginia: Incumbent Independent McKinley L. Price is eligible to run for reelection.
- North Las Vegas, Nevada: Incumbent Democrat John Jay Lee is eligible to run for reelection.
- Norman, Oklahoma: Incumbent Democrat Breea Clark is eligible and running for reelection.
- Oakland, California: Incumbent Democrat Libby Schaaf is eligible to run for reelection.
- Oklahoma City, Oklahoma: Incumbent Republican David Holt is eligible to run for reelection.
- Reno, Nevada: Incumbent independent Hillary Schieve is eligible to run for reelection.
- San Bernardino, California: Incumbent Republican John Valdivia is eligible to run for reelection.
- Shreveport, Louisiana: Incumbent Democrat Adrian Perkins is eligible to run for reelection.
- Tallahassee, Florida: Incumbent Democrat John E. Dailey is eligible to run for reelection.
- Washington, D.C.: Incumbent Democrat Muriel Bowser is eligible to run for reelection. However, if D.C. is admitted to the Union, she may also run to be elected as the first governor of Washington, Douglass Commonwealth, thus the mayoral election will be converted to a gubernatorial one.
Ineligible or retiring
- Austin, Texas: Incumbent Democrat Steve Adler is ineligible to run for reelection due to term limits.
- Henderson, Nevada: Incumbent Democrat Debra March is ineligible to run for reelection due to term limits.
- Laredo, Texas: Incumbent Democrat Pete Saenz is ineligible to run for reelection due to term limits.
- Los Angeles, California: Incumbent Democrat Eric Garcetti is ineligible to run for reelection due to term limits.
- Louisville, Kentucky: Incumbent Democrat Greg Fischer is ineligible to run for reelection due to term limits.
- Providence, Rhode Island: Incumbent Democrat Jorge Elorza is ineligible to run for reelection due to term limits.
- San Jose, California: Incumbent Democrat Sam Liccardo is ineligible to run for reelection due to term limits.
In 2022, elections in at least one county will occur:
Table of state, territorial, and federal results
This table shows the partisan results of president, congressional, gubernatorial, and state legislative races held in each state and territory in 2022. Note that not all states and territories hold gubernatorial, state legislative, and U.S. Senate elections in 2022. The five territories and Washington, D.C., do not elect members of the U.S. Senate, and the territories do not take part in presidential elections; instead, they each elect one non-voting member of the House. Nebraska's unicameral legislature and the governorship and legislature of American Samoa are elected on a non-partisan basis and therefore political party affiliation is not listed.
|Subdivision and PVI||Before 2022 elections||After 2022 elections|
|Governor||State leg.||U.S. Senate||U.S. House||Governor||State leg.||U.S. Senate||U.S. House|
|Maine||D+1||Dem||Dem||Split R/I[b]||Dem 2–0||Split R/I[b]|
|New Hampshire||Even||Rep||Rep||Dem||Dem 2–0|
|New Jersey||D+6||Dem||Dem 10–2||Dem|
|New Mexico||D+3||Dem||Dem||Dem||Dem 2–1||Dem|
|New York||D+10||Dem||Dem||Dem||Dem 19–8|
|North Carolina||R+3||Dem||Rep||Rep||Rep 8–5||Dem|
|North Dakota||R+20||Rep||Rep||Rep||Rep 1–0||Rep|
|Rhode Island||D+8||Dem||Dem||Dem||Dem 2–0||Dem|
|South Carolina||R+8||Rep||Rep||Rep||Rep 6–1|
|South Dakota||R+16||Rep||Rep||Rep||Rep 1–0|
|Vermont||D+15||Rep||Dem||Split D/I[c]||Dem 1–0|
|West Virginia||R+23||Rep||Rep||Split||Rep 3–0||Rep||Split|
|United States||Even||Dem 50–50||Dem 222–213|
|N. Mariana Islands||Rep||Split[f]||Ind[g]|
|U.S. Virgin Islands||Dem||Dem||Dem|
|Subdivision||PVI||Governor||State leg.||U.S. Senate||U.S. House||Governor||State leg.||U.S. Senate||U.S. House|
|Subdivision and PVI||Before 2022 elections||After 2022 elections|
- Republicans won a majority of seats in the state house, but Democrats formed a majority coalition with independents and some Republicans.
- One of Maine's senators, Susan Collins, is a Republican. The other senator from Maine, Angus King, is an independent who has caucused with the Democrats since taking office in 2013.
- One of Vermont's senators, Patrick Leahy, is a Democrat. The other senator from Vermont, Bernie Sanders, was elected as an independent and has caucused with the Democrats since taking office in 2007.
- Washington, D.C., does not elect a governor or state legislature, but it does elect a mayor and a city council. If the city attains statehood, the mayoral and council elections will be repurposed as those for the governor and House of Delegates respectively.
- Although elections for governor of American Samoa are non-partisan, Governor Lemanu Peleti Mauga affiliates with the Democratic Party.
- Republicans control the Northern Mariana Islands Senate, but no party holds a majority in the Northern Mariana Islands House of Representatives.
- The Northern Mariana Islands' delegate to Congress, Gregorio Sablan, was elected as an Independent and has caucused with the Democrats since taking office in 2009.
- Puerto Rican Governor Pedro Pierluisi is a member of the Puerto Rican New Progressive Party, but affiliates with the Democratic Party at the national level.
- Puerto Rico's Resident Commissioner, Jenniffer González, was elected as a member of the New Progressive Party and has caucused with the Republicans since taking office in 2017.
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