State-by-State Breakdown: U.S. 2022 Primary Election Dates

Here's how many seats are up for grabs in the U.S. House of Representatives and Senate in each state.

Published Mar 16, 2022

RED OAK, IA - NOVEMBER 04:  Voters get an 'I VOTED TODAY' sticker after casting their ballots on election day at the Red Oak Fire Department November 4, 2014 in Red Oak, Iowa. According to the polls, Republican U.S. Senate candidate Joni Ernst is in a neck-and-neck race with Democratic candidate Rep. Bruce Braley (D-IA), and the election in Iowa could decide which party controls the U.S. Senate.  (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images) (Getty Images)
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Every U.S. state has its own rules and timeline for figuring out which candidates from each party advance to a general election.

Below, we compiled a state-by-state breakdown of 2022 primary election dates, as well as each state's number of seats in the U.S. House of Representatives and Senate that are up for grabs in the midterm elections.

[See here for a guide explaining the different kinds of primaries.]

2022 Primary Election Calendar

In the bottom righthand corner of the table below, click "view larger version" to gain access to state government websites that detail voter information and specific races in your area. The table synthesizes information compiled by the National Conference of State Legislatures and Federal Voting Assistance Program.

Come Nov. 8 (the day of the midterm election), voters will decide on all 435 seats in the U.S. House of Representatives, 35 positions in the U.S. Senate, numerous state offices, and a series of ballot measures.

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Jessica Lee is Snopes' Senior Assignments Editor with expertise in investigative storytelling, media literacy advocacy and digital audience engagement.

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