The battle for control: Latest headlines

The Democrats’ majority in Congress is razor-thin: The Senate is a 50-50 split (with Vice President Kamala Harris’ tie-breaking vote giving them the advantage) and Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s control of the House rests on a slim margin. In 2022, all 435 House seats and 35 of the 100 Senate seats are on the ballot. Additionally, 36 out of 50 states will elect governors.

Guide to the 2022 midterms

Upcoming elections

Aug
16
Alaska primary results
Key Races:
Senate
House
Governor
Who can vote: Alaska uses a “top four” primary system where the top four vote-getters advance to the general election, regardless of party.
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Aug
16
Special general election for Alaska's house at-large
Key Races:
House
Who can vote: Alaska uses a “top four” primary system where the top four vote-getters advance to the general election, regardless of party.
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Aug
16
Wyoming primary election
Key Races:
Senate
House
Governor
Who can vote: Primaries are only open to registered party members, but voters can change their party affiliation at the polls.
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Aug
23
Florida primary election
Key Races:
Senate
House
Governor
Attorney General
Who can vote: Florida primaries are generally only open to registered party members.
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Aug
23
New York primary election for congressional races
Key Races:
House
Who can vote: New York primaries are only open to registered party members.
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Aug
23
Special elections for New York’s 19th and 23rd Congressional Districts
Key Races:
House
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Primary election results

Explore the 2022 primary election results.

Most recent primary elections

Redistricting

Updates on proposed congressional maps – and whether they might benefit Democrats or Republicans in the 2022 midterms and beyond.

Latest redistricting news

Voting rights: Expansion vs. restriction

Many states are changing their voting rules ahead of the midterms.

Early eyes on 2024

Retirements

Retirements are not a perfect indicator of future midterm outcomes, but they’re a sign. A wave of retirements has hit the House Democratic Caucus this election cycle. The party that has had more elected officials retiring from public office has lost seats in eight of the last 12 midterm cycles since 1974, according to CNN’s Harry Enten.