Tag: term limits

  • All 10 states with the largest percentages of open seats since 2010 have term limits

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    Since 2010, Ballotpedia has covered state legislative elections to 44,639 seats across all 50 states over 13 election cycles. During that time, 8,404 of those seats have been open, those where no incumbents ran for re-election. That represents 18.8% of all seats up for election between 2010 and 2022. The key determinant of the magnitude…

  • Louisiana Republicans continue to see more term-limited legislators than Democrats

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    For the third consecutive election cycle, Republican state legislators in Louisiana have more term-limited members than Democrats. In 2023, Republicans have 16 term-limited lawmakers, whereas Democrats have six. Louisiana is the only state holding elections for a term-limited legislature in 2023. Out of the 144 seats up for election in the Louisiana State Legislature this…