Election News

Overview and Live Results: Hawaii Primary

Hawaii is one of two states - Tennessee was the other - that has its 2022 primary on a day of the week other than Tuesday. 

On the ballot Saturday are primaries for U.S. Senate, U.S. House and Governor. Spoiler alert: All are safely Democratic in the general election. There are also primaries in both chambers of the State Legislature. 

Elections in Hawaii are largely vote-by-mail, with all registered voters receiving a ballot approximately 18 days before the election. Ballots can also be returned at Voter Service Centers, which also accommodate in-person voting. All ballots, regardless of how submitted, must be received by 7:00 PM local time (1:00 AM Sunday, Eastern Daylight Time). 

Republican Brad Finstad Sworn In to the U.S. House; Democrats Hold 220-211 Edge in Seats

The newest member of the U.S. House is Republican Brad Finstad. He was sworn in by Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D) Friday morning.

Finstad won a special election earlier this week to fill the vacancy in Minnesota's First Congressional District. He will complete the term of Jim Hagedorn, who died in February.

Democrats control the House with 220 seats. Republicans now have 211.

Live Results: Special Election in MN-01; Primaries in Connecticut, Minnesota, Vermont, and Wisconsin

Four states hold primaries this Tuesday. There is also a special election to fill a U.S. House vacancy in Minnesota. 

Results for some of the more interesting elections are on this page. 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.

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U.S. House Special General Election

Minnesota District 1

Before we get to the primaries, there is a special election to fill the vacancy in Minnesota's 1st Congressional District. The winner will complete the term of former Republican Rep. Jim Hagedorn, who died in February.

In the May primary, businessman Jeff Ettinger easily won the Democratic nomination. For the Republicans, former State Rep. Brad Finstad edged out State Rep. Jeremy Munson. Although Hagedorn only narrowly won his seat in 2018 and again in 2020, Donald Trump defeated Joe Biden here by 10 points. That margin might better reflect the partisan lean of the district. As such, Finstad is favored in the special election.

Overview and Live Results: Tennessee Primary

Tennessee is one of two states that has scheduled its 2022 primary on a day of the week other than Tuesday. The other, Hawaii, will hold its contests next Saturday, August 13.

The state is also one of two - along with Nebraska - that span two time zones, where polls across the state close at the same time. In this case, that's 8:00 PM Eastern Time, 7:00 PM Central Time.

On the ballot are primaries for governor, as well as U.S. House and State Legislature. Use the link below for all results. 

Overview and Live Results: Primaries in Arizona, Kansas, Michigan, Missouri, and Washington

Five states hold their primaries Tuesday. In addition, Ohio has State Legislative contests rescheduled from May 3.

Across these states, there are a number of contests where the nominee chosen by voters may impact the competitiveness of the general election. Donald Trump looms over many of them, particularly in Arizona. In addition, three of the 10 House Republicans that voted to impeach him in January, 2021 are facing contested primaries. 

On this page, we'll provide an overview of some of the more interesting races. Use the links below to see all results. 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.

Kansas Voters to Decide on State Abortion Amendment

Alongside the state's August 2 primary, voters in Kansas will weigh in on abortion. It is the first time the issue has been put in front of voters since since the Supreme Court's decision in the Dobbs case. That ruling overturned Roe v. Wade

The ballot question will let voters decide whether to amend the State Constitution to specify that it does not contain a right to abortion. If it passes, it will overturn a 2019 state Supreme Court decision which ruled that the Kansas Constitution did include such a right.

If a majority votes 'Yes', in support of the amendment, it will give the Republican-controlled State Legislature the opportunity to enact new restrictions on abortion. A 'No' vote would maintain the status quo.

Live Results: Special Primaries in Kansas, Washington; Mayoral Election in Arizona

Concurrent with Tuesday's primaries for State Senate in Kansas and Washington, there is a special primary in each state. Separately, voters in Chandler, Arizona will vote for mayor.

State Senate

Kansas District 38 

District 38 is in the southwestern part of the state, including Dodge City. The special election is to complete the term of Republican Bud Estes, who died in February.

Republican Ronald Ryckman was appointed by the party to fill the seat in advance of the special election. He is unopposed in the primary, as is Jose Lara on the Democratic ballot.

There are 100 Days Until the November 8 Midterm Elections

Today (July 31) is 100 days until the 2022 midterm general election on November 8.

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A First Look at the August 2 Primaries

Five states1 1Separately, Ohio will hold primaries for State Legislature. These were rescheduled from May due to redistricting delays. hold their statewide primaries next Tuesday, August 2. It is one of the more important remaining dates on the 2022 calendar.

Overview and Live Results: Charlotte and Greensboro Mayoral Elections

Two of the nation's 100 largest cities,1 1City rankings are based on July 1, 2021 Census Bureau population estimates. They are for the city itself, not the associated metropolitan area. both in North Carolina, hold mayoral elections on Tuesday. These were postponed from 2021 due to delays in redistricting.

Polls close at 7:30 PM Eastern Time.