Eighty-seven seats on state supreme courts are up for election this year
That figure represents 25% of all state supreme court seats. Here’s a rundown of what you can expect this November:
- Retention elections will be used for 44 judicial elections this year, while contested elections will be used for 43 judicial elections.
- Of the 87 judges up for election this year, 66 are officially nonpartisan. Thirteen justices up for election are Republicans and eight are Democrats.
Previewing this year’s state legislative elections
Eighty-eight of the country’s 99 state legislative chambers are holding regularly-scheduled elections on Nov. 8. This includes 6,166—84%—of the country’s 7,383 state legislative seats. Based on information from 34 states analyzed to date, there are more open state legislative seats this year than at any point in the past decade. Roughly 24% of all state legislative seats up for election—1,048—are open, guaranteeing those seats to newcomers.
Previewing this year’s U.S. House elections
All 435 seats in the U.S. House are up for election this year, along with the seats of five of the chamber’s six non-voting members. Democrats maintained their majority following the 2020 elections, winning 222 seats to Republicans’ 213. Democrats hold a 220-210 majority with five vacant seats. Republicans need to gain a net of eight seats to win a majority.
309 state executive offices on the ballot in 44 states
This year, there are 309 state executive offices on the ballot in 44 states. This figure includes 36 gubernatorial elections, 30 for attorneys general, and 27 for secretaries of state.
Republicans currently hold 152 of these offices, Democrats hold 124, and 33 are either nonpartisan or are held by a third-party or independent officeholder.