Understanding the 2022 midterm elections
of november midterm elections are likely to changing the political landscape and impacting what President Biden can accomplish during the remainder of his first term. Here’s what you need to know.
When are the midterm elections? The general election is November 8, but the primary season is already underway. Here is a complete schedule of all the primaries in 2022.
Today’s primaries: California, Iowa, Mississippi, Montana, New Jersey, New Mexico and South Dakota. Follow live updates.
Why are midterms important? Midterm elections determine control of Congress: the party with the majority in the House or Senate organizes the chamber and decides what legislation Congress considers. Thirty-six governors and thousands of state legislators are also on the ballot. Here is a complete guide for mid-terms.
Which seats are up for election? Every seat in the House and one-third of the seats in the 100-member Senate are up for grabs. Dozens of House members have already announced they will retire from Congress instead of seeking re-election.
What is redistricting? Redistricting is the process of drawing legislative maps of Congress and states to ensure that everyone’s vote counts equally. As of April 25, 46 of 50 states have set boundaries for 395 of the 435 US House districts.
Which primaries are the most competitive? Here are the most interesting Democratic and Republican primaries to watch as Republicans and Democrats try to nominate their most eligible candidates.