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The 2022 midterms are underway. Here's the calendar of primary elections

In this May 21, 2019, file photo, "I Voted Today" stickers are displayed at a polling place in Philadelphia.
Matt Rourke
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AP

Updated May 3, 2022 at 3:33 PM ET

The first midterm election of a president's tenure historically favors the party out of power. In 2022, that's the Republican Party. Democrats, meanwhile, will this year defend their narrow congressional control, along with key governorships.

Ahead of November's general election, the major parties are picking their nominees.

Texas kicked off the midterms in March, and things really get into gear in May, when voters in a number of states cast primary ballots.

Challenges to newly drawn maps after redistricting have somewhat scrambled the calendar. North Carolina's contests were moved from March to May, for instance, and New York's primaries were moved from June to August.

Here's the primary calendar as of now, per the National Conference of State Legislatures and NPR reporting. Click on any state where contests have already happened to see key race results:

March

Tuesday, March 1

  • Texas

  • May

    Tuesday, May 3

  • Indiana
  • Ohio
  • Tuesday, May 10

  • Nebraska
  • West Virginia
  • Tuesday, May 17

  • Idaho
  • Kentucky
  • Oregon
  • Pennsylvania
  • North Carolina
  • Tuesday, May 24

  • Alabama
  • Arkansas
  • Georgia
  • Texas (runoffs)

  • June

    Tuesday, June 7

  • California
  • Iowa
  • Mississippi
  • Montana
  • New Jersey
  • New Mexico
  • South Dakota
  • Tuesday, June 14

  • Maine
  • Nevada
  • North Dakota
  • South Carolina
  • Tuesday, June 21

  • Virginia
  • Alabama (runoffs if needed)
  • Arkansas (runoffs if needed)
  • Georgia (runoffs if needed)
  • Tuesday, June 28

  • Colorado
  • Illinois
  • Oklahoma
  • Utah
  • Mississippi (runoffs if needed)
  • South Carolina (runoffs if needed)

  • July

    Tuesday, July 19

  • Maryland
  • Tuesday, July 26

  • North Carolina (runoffs if needed)

  • August

    Tuesday, August 2

  • Arizona
  • Kansas
  • Michigan
  • Missouri
  • Washington
  • Thursday, August 4

  • Tennessee
  • Tuesday, August 9

  • Connecticut
  • Minnesota
  • Wisconsin
  • Vermont
  • Saturday, August 13

  • Hawaii
  • Tuesday, August 16

  • Alaska
  • Wyoming
  • South Dakota (runoffs if needed)
  • Tuesday, August 23

  • Florida
  • New York
  • Oklahoma (runoffs if needed)

  • September

    Tuesday, September 6

  • Massachusetts
  • Tuesday, September 13

  • Delaware
  • New Hampshire
  • Rhode Island

  • November

    Tuesday, November 8

  • Election Day
  • Louisiana (open primaries)

  • December

    Saturday, December 10

  • Louisiana (runoffs if needed)
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