Election News

Live Results: Virginia Primary; Runoffs in Alabama, Arkansas, and Georgia

Virginia holds its statewide primaries Tuesday. These are limited to contested primaries for U.S. House, as state offices are up in odd-numbered years, and the next U.S. Senate election is in 2024.

There are also runoff elections in Alabama, Arkansas, and Georgia for those offices where no candidate received a majority of the vote in the primary election. In addition, the District of Columbia is holding primaries for mayor and its non-voting delegate to the U.S. House.

Use the links below to see all results. Latest poll closing (Eastern Time) appears below the state name. If you are voting in one of these locations, check with your polling place as the hours may differ.

Alabama >> Arkansas >> Georgia >> Virginia >>  Wash., DC >>
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U.S. Senate

Alabama (Republican Runoff)

Katie Britt, former CEO of the Business Council of Alabama, and Rep. Mo Brooks advanced from the May 24 primary. Britt finished first with 45%, while Brooks bested Michael Durant by 29% to 23% for the second runoff spot. Subsequent polling has seen that double-digit margin for Britt continuing into the runoff.

Also benefiting Britt is an endorsement earlier this month by Donald Trump; the former president had initially endorsed Brooks. The winner will be a strong favorite to succeed retiring Sen. Richard Shelby in this deep red state.

Secretary of State

Georgia (Democratic Runoff)

Democratic State Rep. Bee Nguyen finished well ahead of her four primary competitors, earning 44% of the vote. Former State Rep. Dee Dawkins-Haigler took the other runoff spot with 19%.

The runoff winner will face incumbent Republican Brad Raffensperger. He is seeking a 2nd term and won his primary outright on May 24. The general election is expected to be competitive.

U.S. House

For more on each of these races, see this analysis from Split Ticket

Alabama District 5 (Republican Runoff)

Rep. Mo Brooks gave up this seat to run for U.S. Senate. That created an open election in this safely Republican district. In the May 24 primary, Dale Strong led the vote with 45%, while Casey Wardynkski was second with 23%.

Georgia District 6 (Republican Runoff)

Redrawn safely Republican in redistricting, the runoff features physician Rich McCormick and attorney Jake Evans. McCormick finished first with 44% of the vote on May 24; Evans was second with 23%. Trump has endorsed Evans.

Georgia District 10 (Republican Runoff)

This contest is playing out as a proxy war for Donald Trump's animus toward Gov. Brian Kemp and Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger. In March of 2021, Rep. Jody Hice passed on reelection to this safe GOP seat - and was almost immediately endorsed by Trump - in a failed attempt to oust Raffensperger.

In early February, Trump endorsed Vernon Jones in this primary, after encouraging him to leave the governor's race. This largely cleared the field for former Sen. David Perdue who unsuccessfully challenged Kemp. 

Jones led the May 24 primary with 27% of the vote. Businessman Mike Collins, son of former U.S. Rep. Mac Collins, narrowly edged out former Rep. Paul Broun for the second runoff spot. Both had 17% of the vote. In the runoff, Kemp has endorsed Collins

Virginia District 2 (Republican)

Elaine Luria (D) is seeking a 3rd term in this competitive district made slightly redder in redistricting. There are four candidates seeking the GOP nomination.

Virginia District 7 (Republican)

Abigail Spanberger (D) is also seeking a 3rd term in a competitive district. However, this district was made slightly bluer in redistricting. There are six Republicans seeking the nomination.

Upcoming

  • June 28
    • Colorado Primary
    • Illinois Primary
    • New York Primary
      • U.S. House and State Senate deferred until August 23
    • Oklahoma Primary + U.S. Senate Special Primary
      • Runoffs, where necessary, August 23 
    • Utah Primary
    • Mississippi Primary Runoffs
    • South Carolina Primary Runoffs
    • Nebraska U.S. House District 1 Special Election
  • July 19
    • Maryland Primary
  • July 26
    • North Carolina Primary Runoffs
  • August 2
    • Arizona Primary
    • Kansas Primary
    • Michigan Primary
    • Missouri Primary
    • Washington Primary
    • Washington State Senate District 27 Special Top Two Primary
    • Chandler, Arizona Mayoral Primary

House Update: Partisan Composition, Retirements, Redistricting

Partisan Composition of the U.S. House

Republican Connie Conway (CA-22), who won a recent special election, was sworn in earlier this week. Democrats now hold a 220-209 edge over Republicans. There are six vacancies.

Create your own election forecast with the 2022 House Interactive Map.

Upcoming Special Elections

One of the six open seats will be filled by Republican Mayra Flores, who won the special election in TX-34 on Tuesday. This is a GOP flip; the seat was formerly held by Democrat Filemon Vela.

District Party* Primary General Notes
AK-AL R June 11 August 16 Don Young died in March. 48 candidates competed in the primary, with the top four advancing. This includes Republicans Sarah Palin and Nick Begich, along with Al Gross (nonpartisan). As of this writing, Democrat Mary Peltola holds the final spot. The general will be conducted using ranked choice voting.
MN-1 R May 24 August 9 Jim Hagedorn died in February. Brad Finstad (R) and Jeff Ettinger (D) won their respective party primaries.
NE-1 R   June 28 Jeff Fortenberry resigned in March. The parties directly nominated Mike Flood (R) and Patty Brooks (D).
NY-19 D   August 23 Anthony Delgado resigned in May to become Lt. Gov. of New York. The parties directly nominated Pat Ryan (D) and Marc Molinaro (R).
NY-23 R   August 23 Tom Reed resigned in May. The parties directly nominated Joe Sempolinski (R) and Max Della Pia (D).

* Party of prior incumbent

Retirements

55 current members of the House - 33 Democrats and 22 Republicans - will not be standing for reelection in November.  This includes the aforementioned Connie Conway; she did not run for a full two-year term in the California statewide primary.

Five of the departures are incumbents who were defeated in a party primary. The most recent of those was Republican Tom Rice (SC-07), who was ousted this past Tuesday.

Click on the map below to see the full list.

Redistricting


Locate and view your new congressional district. Result includes a side by side map comparison of how the district shape will change. Not yet available for Louisiana, Missouri, New Hampshire, or New York, although we should have the data for all but Louisiana within the next few days.


Louisiana is the only state without an active map. Earlier this month, a federal court invalidated the previously-enacted map, saying it was in violation of Section 2 of The Voting Rights Act. A short stay was lifted. The ruling ordered the Legislature to draft a new map by June 20. Leaders there have asked for an extension of the deadline.

Live Results: TX-34 Special Election; Primaries in Maine, Nevada, North Dakota, and South Carolina

Four states hold primaries this Tuesday, and there is also a special general election to fill a congressional vacancy in Texas. On this page, we'll provide an overview and live results for several key races.

Use the links below to see all results. Latest poll closing (Eastern Time) appears below the state name. If you are voting in one of these states, check with your polling place as the hours may differ.

Maine >> Nevada >> North Dakota >> South Carolina >> 
8:00 PM  10:00 PM 8:00 PM* 7:00 PM

*Mountain Time Zone locations close at 9:00 PM Eastern

We're also following three mayoral primaries in Nevada and a State Senate special election in Maine

U.S. House Special Election

Texas Congressional District 34

Democrat Filemon Vela resigned in March. Republicans are spending heavily to flip the vacant seat, as a win would signal continued momentum with Latino voters, which could help the party's prospects both here and in neighboring competitive South Texas districts 15 and 28 this fall. 

The special election is being contested using the existing district lines, while those for the fall use the map created in redistricting.

There are two Republicans and two Democrats on the ballot; if no candidate gets a majority, a top two runoff will follow at a later date. The main GOP candidate is Mayra Flores, who is already the nominee for the November midterms. For the Democrats, the frontrunner is Dan Sanchez.

If Sanchez ultimately prevails, he will only serve through the end of the year. Rep. Vicente Gonzalez (current TX-15) is the party's nominee for November; he switched to this district as it was made more favorable for Democrats in redistricting.

Polls close at 8:00 PM Eastern Time.

U.S. Senate

Republican Sens. John Hoeven in North Dakota and Tim Scott in South Carolina should cruise to reelection this year. 

Nevada (Republican)

Democratic Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto is expected to be renominated as she seeks a second term. Her opponent, in what will likely be a closely-contested general election, is expected to be either the state's former Attorney General, Adam Laxalt, or Army Veteran Sam Brown. Laxalt had a double-digit lead in the most recent poll of the race.

Governor

In Maine, Democratic Gov. Janet Mills is seeking a second term. Republican Paul LePage is trying to reclaim the job he held for the maximum two consecutive terms prior to Mills. Both are unopposed in their primaries. The general election between these two is expected to be competitive.

Nevada (Republican)

Democratic Gov. Steve Sisolak is seeking a 2nd term; he faces nominal primary opposition but a competitive general election. Eight candidates are seeking the Republican nomination; Clark County Sheriff Joe Lombardo has led the polling.

South Carolina (Democratic)

There's a closely-contested primary here between former U.S. Rep Joe Cunningham and State Rep. Mia McLeod. With five candidates on the ballot, a June 28 runoff is possible. Regardless, the ultimate nominee will have a very difficult time unseating incumbent Republican Gov. Henry McMaster.

Secretary of State

Nevada (Republican)

Incumbent Barbara Cegavske cannot run due to term limits. Attorney Cisco Aguilar will be the Democratic nominee for what is expected to be a competitive general election. The question before GOP voters is whether Jim Marchant, "the leader of a Trump-aligned group of election conspiracy theorists" will be the party's nominee.

There are six others on the ballot. a recent poll had Marchant and Jesse Haw tied at 21%, although nearly four in ten voters was undecided.

U.S. House

Four incumbents face varying degrees of job risk heading into Tuesday's primaries.

South Carolina

Donald Trump looms large over the GOP nomination in both of these districts that are seen as safe for the party in November. 

District 1 (Republican): Nancy Mace is seeking a 2nd term. She earned Trump's enmity by criticizing the January 6 riots and then voting to certify the 2020 election. The former president has endorsed her opponent, former State Rep. Katie Arrington. This is Arrington's second campaign here; she was the 2018 nominee, losing to Democrat Joe Cunningham. A third candidate, Lynz Piper-Loomis withdrew during a late May debate, endorsing Arrington. However, she remains on the ballot, meaning a June 28 runoff between Mace and Arrington can't be entirely ruled out.

District 7 (Republican): Tom Rice is seeking a 6th term. One of ten Republicans that voted to impeach Trump in January 2021, he has come under attack from the former president, who has endorsed State Rep. Russell Fry. For his part, Rice is doubling down on his anti-Trump position as the primary draws near. With seven total candidates on the ballot, a June 28 runoff between Rice and Fry seems the most likely outcome.

Nevada District 1 (Democratic)

Dina Titus (D) is seeking a 6th term. She was not pleased with redistricting changes made by the Legislature that made her Las Vegas district much more competitive in the general election. However, she first has to get by a serious primary challenge from progressive Democrat Amy Vilela, who received a late endorsement from Sen. Bernie Sanders.

Nevada District 2 (Republican)

The only safe general election district in the state is held by Republican Mark Amodei; he is seeking a 7th term. He has drawn a challenge from the right in perennial candidate Danny Tarkanian.

Separately, but coinciding with the statewide primary, there is a legislative special election in Maine.

Maine State Senate District 7

Democrats hold a 21-13 majority over Republicans in the Maine State Senate. Members serve two-year terms. District 7 was vacated in January, when Democrat Louis Luchini took a position with the Small Business Administration. There are three candidates on the ballot, including Brian Langley, who lost to Luchini by 55% to 45% as the GOP nominee in 2020.

Live Results: Mayoral Primaries in Three Nevada Cities

Coinciding with the statewide primary, voters in three Nevada cities, all among the nation's 100 most populous,1 1City rankings are based on July 1, 2021 Census Bureau population estimates. They are for the city itself, not the associated metropolitan area will cast their ballots in mayoral elections Tuesday.

These are nonpartisan contests (NPA in the results tables).  Polls close at 10:00 PM Eastern Time.

Henderson

Henderson is the 57th largest city in the United States, with a population of approximately 320,000.  The mayor is Debra March. She is running in the Democratic primary for Lieutenant Governor.

There are three candidates on the ballot. If a candidate gets a majority of the vote, they are elected. Otherwise, the top two finishers will advance to the November 8 general election.

North Las Vegas

North Las Vegas is the 79th largest city in the United States, with a population of just about 275,000.  The mayor is Republican John Lee. He is running in the Republican primary for Governor.

There are seven candidates on the ballot. If a candidate gets a majority of the vote, they are elected. Otherwise, the top two finishers will advance to the November 8 general election.

Reno

Reno is the 82nd largest city in the United States, with a population of nearly 270,000. The mayor is Hillary Schieve, who is seeking her third term.

Schieve has drawn a large field of opponents on the primary ballot. Regardless of vote distribution, the top two finishers will meet in the November 8 general election.

Overview and Live Results: Alaska At-Large Congressional Special Primary

Voters in Alaska have a lot of options from which to choose as they cast their ballot in the all-party primary for the state's at-large congressional district. The seat became open for the first time in nearly half a century when Republican Don Young died in March.

The primary has been conducted largely by mail, with ballots sent to registered voters in late April. Those must be postmarked on or before Election Day, Saturday, June 11. Any ballots that meet that criteria that are received by June 21 will be counted.

There are in-person polling places available on Election Day. The latest of these close at 8:00 PM Alaska Time (midnight Eastern). Live results will appear below after that time, although with the extended window to receive mail ballots, it may be a while before the outcome is known.

48 candidates are on the ballot. The list includes 16 Republicans, 6 Democrats, and 4 from third parties. The remaining 22 filed as either nonpartisan or undeclared. The top four finishers will advance to the August 16 special general election, which will use ranked choice voting to determine a winner. That person will serve until the end of the year, completing Young's term.

Listed below are some prominent candidates, with party affiliation, if the candidate filed with one. To the right of the name is the percentage support the candidate saw in an early May poll from Alaska Survey Research.  

Sarah Palin (R) 19% Former Alaska governor and 2008 Republican vice presidential nominee.
Nick Begich III (R) 16% From a prominent, mostly Democratic, Alaska political family. His grandfather, Nick Begich Sr. (D) preceded Don Young in the House; a plane he was on vanished in October, 1972
Al Gross 13% Orthopedic surgeon. Running as an independent, he was the 2020 Democratic U.S. Senate nominee, losing to incumbent Dan Sullivan (R).
Santa Claus  6% Councilman in North Pole, Alaska. Good name recognition. 
Chris Constant (D) 5% Member of the Anchorage Assembly.
Mary Peltola (D) 5% Former State Representative.
Josh Revak (R) 4% State Senator and co-chair of Young's 2022 reelection campaign.
Tara Sweeney (R) 4% Co-chair of Young's 2022 reelection campaign.
Jeff Lowenfels 3% Long-time gardening columnist for Anchorage Daily News.
John Coghill (R) 2% Former State Senator
Andrew Halcro 2% Former State Representative
Adam Wool (D) 2% State Representative
Emil Notti (D) 0% Lost in the 1973 special election that elected Don Young. Now 89, he's giving it another try.

August 16 is also the same date as the statewide primary, where voters will separately choose four nominees for the full two-year term to be contested in November's general election. Filing recently completed for that election, with 31 candidates certified. 24 of these are also on Saturday's ballot, including all the candidates in the above list except for Claus, Halcro, and Notti. Note that candidates can withdraw from the August primary up through June 25, so it is possible the list will shrink after the result of Saturday's primary is known. 

 

California Elections Highlight Busy Primary Day; Seven States Hold Nominating Contests

Tuesday is the busiest day on the primary calendar, with seven states holding contests. Much of the focus will be on California.

On this page, we'll provide an overview of a few races of interest. Use the links below to see all results. Latest poll closing (Eastern Time) appears below the state name. If you are voting in one of these states, check with your polling place as the hours may differ.

California >> Iowa >> Mississippi >> Montana >> 
11:00 PM  9:00 PM 8:00 PM 10:00 PM
New Jersey >> New Mexico >> South Dakota >> Special Elections >>
8:00 PM 9:00 PM 8:00 PM* Mayoral Primaries >>

*Mountain Time Zone locations close at 9:00 PM Eastern

U.S. Senate

California, Iowa, and South Dakota have elections this year. At this point, forecasters see all three incumbents as safe in the general election. There's an unusual situation in California which we discuss below. In the end, however, Democrat Alex Padilla is expected to win a full term. Republican John Thune should easily win a 4th term in South Dakota. Republican Chuck Grassley is favored to win an 8th term in Iowa.

California x2 (All Party)

Incumbent Alex Padilla (D) was appointed by Gov. Gavin Newsom (D) in January 2021, after Kamala Harris (D) resigned to become Vice-President. However, under a new law, Padilla cannot complete Harris' term as an appointed Senator. As a result, there are two primary elections for Senate on Tuesday's ballot. The regular one for the six-year term beginning in January, 2023, and a special primary for the lame duck session after the November elections.

Normally in California special elections, if a candidate gets a majority of the vote in the top two primary, they are elected. That is not the case with this Senate special; the top two finishers will advance to the November 8 general special election regardless of the vote distribution.

Iowa (Democratic)

While the winner will have an uphill battle against Grassley, this primary has become much more competitive. Former Rep. Abby Finkenauer was the early frontrunner, but the momentum may be with retired Navy Admiral Mike Franken. He was the largest fundraiser in the campaign's closing weeks. An early May poll showed the two in a statistical tie. Note that it was a Franken internal poll: while it may prove accurate, caution is warranted. This is Franken's second Senate run, he lost the nomination for the state's other seat to Theresa Greenfield in 2020.

Governor

California, Iowa, New Mexico, and South Dakota governorships will be contested this year. Only New Mexico looks competitive in November. Gavin Newsom (CA, D) and Kristi Noem (SD, R) are both heavily favored to win a 2nd term. In Iowa, Republican Kim Reynolds is also seen as safe by most forecasters.

New Mexico (Republican)

Democrat Michelle Lujan Grisham is seeking a 2nd term; she is unopposed for renomination. Five Republicans are seeking to challenge her; the frontrunner appears to be Mark Ronchetti, who was the party's nominee for U.S. Senate in 2020. Most forecasters rate the general election as Leans or Likely Democratic.

U.S. House

California District 22 Special General Election

This first result is for the special general election to fill the vacancy created when Republican Devin Nunes resigned at the end of last year. No candidate received a majority in the April 5 primary, so the top two finishers meet Tuesday. Republican Connie Conway, with 35% of the vote, finished first in the six-person primary field. Democrat Lourin Hubbard received 19%. Regardless of who wins - Conway is favored - that person will only be in Congress until the end of the year. Neither of these candidates is on the primary ballot in any district for a full term.

California Primaries

Almost all of the interesting U.S. House primaries are also in California, where  there are quite a few storylines across the state's 52 districts. As with all California primaries, candidates from all parties appear on a single ballot, with the top two advancing to the general election.

See full overview and results on the California Primary Results page.

Mayor

Los Angeles

Four California cities that are among the nation's 100 most populous will elect a mayor this year. The most notable is in Los Angeles, the nation's second largest city. Democratic Mayor Eric Garcetti is ineligible to run due to term limits. There are ten candidates on the ballot. The frontrunners appear to be Rep. Karen Bass (CA-37) and businessman Rick Caruso.

As in other California top two primaries, all candidates from all parties appear together on a single ballot. However, unlike the others, the mayoral primaries are officially nonpartisan, so no party designation is provided. In addition, if a candidate gets a majority of the vote, they are elected.

District Attorney

San Francisco Recall Election

District Attorney Chesa Boudin's job is on the line, as voters will decide whether to recall him. For more background, see our overview of Proposition H.

If 'Yes' is declared the winner, Boudin is recalled.

San Francisco District Attorney Recall Election: Overview and Live Results

Coinciding with Tuesday's California statewide primary, voters in San Francisco will decide on Proposition H. If it passes, District Attorney Chesa Boudin will be recalled.

Boudin, elected in 2019, is part of the 'progressive prosecutor movement'. According to the Wall Street Journal, "Progressive prosecutors have pursued such goals as sending nonviolent drug offenders to treatment instead of jail, sparing juveniles from being prosecuted as adults and spending resources looking at old cases to free wrongfully convicted people from prison."

The effort to remove Boudin grew out of his handling of specific cases, as well as the perception that crime was spiraling out of control. Last fall, recall advocates amassed enough signatures to have the question added to Tuesday's ballot.

The election has divided Democrats in this famously liberal city. However, polling has indicated that Boudin has an uphill fight to keep his job. The most recent survey, from Change Research, showed 56% of voters supported the recall, while 32% were planning to vote against it.

Live results are expected after the polls close at 11:00 PM Eastern Time. Boudin is recalled if 'Yes' is declared the winner. 

If the recall is successful, Mayor London Breed will appoint an interim District Attorney to complete Boudin's term. Who is willing to accept the role may depend on the outcome of another item on the San Francisco ballot, Proposition C. 

Proposition C is designed to limit the number of recall efforts. One of its provisions is that anyone accepting an interim appointment is ineligible to run for a full term in that position. Therefore, anyone considering a 2023 run for District Attorney would likely take themselves out of consideration for what will effectively be a caretaker role.

 

Federal Court Invalidates Louisiana Congressional Map

You only thought congressional redistricting was complete.

Late Monday, a federal court in Louisiana threw out the state's enacted congressional map. The court indicated the plan was in violation of Section 2 of the Voting Rights Act. It ordered the Legislature to draw a new map, that includes a second majority-Black district, by June 20.

The invalidated map was enacted in March when the Republican-controlled Legislature overrode the veto of Democratic Gov. John Bel Edwards. The governor's veto was largely around this same issue, driven by the fact that Blacks comprise about 33% of the state's population. 

The state will appeal.

Live Results: California Congressional and Legislative Special Elections

Coinciding with the California statewide primary, several special elections are being held Tuesday. Separately, is a State Senate special primary in Montana. We've included an overview at the bottom of this page

California polls close at 11:00 PM Eastern Time.

California U.S. Senate (Primary)

Incumbent Alex Padilla (D) was appointed by Gov. Gavin Newsom (D) in January 2021, after Kamala Harris (D) resigned to become Vice-President. However, under a new law, Padilla cannot complete Harris' term as an appointed Senator. As a result, there are two primary elections for Senate on Tuesday's ballot. The regular one for the six-year term beginning in January, 2023, and a special primary for the lame duck session after the November elections.  You can see the results for both on our overview page for all of Tuesday's primaries.

The top two finishers will advance to the November special election.

California U.S. House District 22

This election is to fill the vacancy created when Republican Devin Nunes resigned at the end of last year. No candidate received a majority in the April 5 primary, so the top two finishers meet Tuesday. Republican Connie Conway, with 35% of the vote, finished first in the six-person primary field. Democrat Lourin Hubbard received 19%. Regardless of who wins - Conway is favored - that person will only be in Congress until the end of the year. Neither of these candidates is on the primary ballot in any district for a full term.

California State Assembly

Democrats hold a large majority in the California State Assembly. The party controls 58 seats, alongside 19 Republicans and one independent. Members serve two-year terms. The next regularly scheduled elections will be in November. Primaries for those seats, contested using redistricted boundaries, are part of Tuesday's statewide primary.

Tuesday's special elections will fill the chamber's two vacancies. Polls close at 11:00 PM Eastern Time.

District 62: This coastal Southern California district includes Inglewood and Los Angeles International Airport. Democrat Autumn Burke resigned earlier this year. Four Democrats made up the April 5 all-party primary, with Tina McKinnor (39% of the vote) and Robert Pullen-Miles (35%) advancing.

District 80: This district runs from the Mexico border to San Diego. Democrat Lorena Gonzalez Fletcher resigned in January. There were two Democrats and one Republican on the April 5 all-party primary ballot. Both Democrats advanced, with Georgette Gomez and David Alvarez both getting 38% of the vote (Gomez finished first by 168 votes). This race has drawn some outsized interest as the candidates represent two factions of the state's Democratic politics.

Montana State Senate (Primaries)

Republicans hold 31 of 50 seats in the Montana State Senate. There are 18 Democrats. Members serve four-year, staggered terms, with 25 of the seats up for election this year. Primaries for those seats, contested using redistricted boundaries, are part of Tuesday's statewide primary.

District 15 is located in the central part of the state. Republican Ryan Osmundson resigned in September, 2021, to take a job with Gov. Greg Gianforte (R). Dan Bartel (R), then a State Representative, was appointed to the seat in November to serve through the special election. 

These primaries are contested; Bartel and Democrat Cindy Palmer will advance to the November 8 special election.

Polls close at 10:00 PM Eastern Time.

Live Results: Mayoral Primaries in Four California Cities, Including Los Angeles

Voters in four California cities, all among the nation's 100 most populous,1 1City rankings are based on July 1, 2021 Census Bureau population estimates. They are for the city itself, not the associated metropolitan area.will select nominees for mayor Tuesday.

These are all nonpartisan contests. If a candidate gets a majority of the vote, they are elected. Otherwise, the top two finishers will advance to the November 8 general election. Polls close at 11:00 PM Eastern Time.

Los Angeles

Los Angeles is the 2nd largest city in the United States, with a population of approximately 3,850,000.  The mayor is Democrat Eric Garcetti. Completing his second term, he is ineligible to run due to term limits.

Garcetti was reelected in 2017 with 81% of the vote. Normally a four-year position, Garcia's second term is closer to 5 1/2 years due to a change in election law.

There are 10 candidates on the ballot, although one, Ramit Varma, has withdrawn. The frontrunners appear to be Rep. Karen Bass (CA-37) and businessman Rick Caruso.

Note that Garcetti has been nominated to become Ambassador to India. While the Foreign Relations Committee advanced him in January, the full Senate hasn't acted on it. Should he be confirmed before the end of his term, the City Council will appoint an interim mayor to complete it.

San Jose

San Jose is the 10th largest city in the United States, with a population of just under one million.  The mayor is Democrat Sam Liccardo. Completing his second term, he is ineligible to run due to term limits.

There are four notable candidates on the ballot. Cindy Chavez is president of the Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors. Dev Davis, Matt Mahan, and Raul Peralez are all members of the City Council.

Long Beach

Long Beach is the 43rd largest city in the United States, with a population of 456,000. The mayor is Democrat Robert Garcia, who is not seeking reelection; he is on the ballot today as a candidate for California's 42nd congressional district.

There are six candidates on the ballot

Chula Vista

Chula Vista is the 77th largest city in the United States, with a population of just over 275,000. The mayor is Democrat Mary Salas. Completing her second term, she is ineligible to run due to term limits.

There are six candidates on the ballot.