Election News

Overview and Live Results: Nevada Presidential Primary

Nevada is next up on the presidential calendar, with primaries for both parties on Tuesday. The Republican primary will have no weight; the party will have a separate caucus on Thursday to award its delegates.

Only registered party members may participate in a primary, but the state does offer same-day registration.

Given the dynamics at work, each of Tuesday's primaries should give added visibility to "None of These Candidates", a ballot line unique to Nevada.

Overview and Live Results: Massachusetts State House Special Primary

While most interest this Tuesday is on the Nevada Presidential Primary, there is also one special primary election.

Massachusetts State House 6th Worcester District

Democrats hold a 134-24 supermajority in the 160-member Massachusetts House of Representatives. There is one independent and one vacancy. Members serve two-year terms; the next elections are in November.

Live Results: South Carolina Democratic Primary

The first sanctioned Democratic primary of 2024 takes place Saturday in South Carolina. President Joe Biden faces two long shot challengers in Rep. Dean Phillips (MN-03) and author Marianne Williamson. 

In the only public poll of the race, Biden saw 69% support, with Phillips at 5% and Williamson at 3%. If the actual results are anywhere close to that, Biden will win all of the state's delegates.

Polls close at 7:00 PM Eastern Time. 

Rep. Brian Higgins to Resign Friday; Update on House Vacancies

Rep. Brian Higgins (D, NY-26) will leave the House of Representatives on Friday. He will transition to a new role as the President and CEO of Shea's Performing Arts Center in Buffalo. Higgins announced his departure back in November.

Once his resignation is official, the House will be at 431 members, with four vacancies. Republicans will hold a 219-212 partisan advantage. 

New York Gov. Kathy Hochul must call a special election within 10 days; it is likely to take place in April. Party officials in the affected areas will choose the nominees.

Live Results: Legislative Special Elections in Michigan, South Carolina, and Texas

This Tuesday, we'll have results for a State House special election runoff in Texas, as well as special primaries in Michigan and South Carolina.

Texas State House District 2 (Runoff)

Republicans hold an 85-64 partisan advantage in the Texas House of Representatives. Members serve two-year terms; the next elections are in November.

Maryland Rep. Dutch Ruppersberger Won't Seek Reelection This Year

Rep. Dutch Ruppersberger announced his retirement Friday. The eleven-term incumbent represents a safely Democratic district in the central part of the state, extending from the Pennsylvania border south to portions of the Baltimore area. He won his final term by a 59% to 41% margin in 2022.

In a press release from his office, Ruppersberger said "This was an incredibly difficult decision for me because, now more than ever, Congress needs thoughtful, end-game representatives like me – members who care more about constituents and our country and less about cable news hits. But it is time to pass the torch to a younger generation of leaders and I am looking forward to spending more time with my family."

Rep. Kelly Armstrong to Run for Governor of North Dakota

Kelly Armstrong, the at-large representative for North Dakota, said Tuesday that he will run for governor this year. Armstrong will look to succeed fellow Republican Doug Burgum, who announced his retirement the previous day.

Armstrong is in his third term in the U.S. House. He won by 25% over an independent candidate in 2022. Democratic nominee Mark Haugen withdrew before the election. The seat is safely Republican in 2024.

The governorship is also expected to remain under GOP control; the state last elected a Democrat to that position in 1988. 

41 current House members - 23 Democrats and 18 Republicans - are not seeking reelection this year. That number includes retirements, those running for another office, and one pending resignation.

Overview and Live Results: New Hampshire Presidential Primary

For over 100 years, New Hampshire has had the first presidential primary.  That tradition continues this year, although things are a little convoluted on the Democratic side.

Polls close at either 7:00 PM or 8:00 PM Eastern Time. Generally, polling places in larger cities and towns are open until the later time. For a full statewide list, click here.

While first results are expected in the 7:00 PM hour, no race calls will be made until after the final polls close.

Live Results: New Hampshire and Connecticut Legislative Special Elections

While the focus will be on the state's presidential primary Tuesday, some New Hampshire residents will also be able to weigh in on vacancies in the State House.

There is also a special election in Connecticut.

New Hampshire State House

Dixville Notch Votes Kick Off the New Hampshire Primary at Midnight: Live Results

Continuing a tradition that dates to 1960, the residents of Dixville Notch, a small community in the northern part of New Hampshire, will cast the nation's first presidential primary votes at midnight (Eastern Time).

There are six registered voters, four Republicans and two independents, the latter of whom can vote in either party primary. Once all six of the votes are cast, the polling place is allowed to close and report its results. This should happen fairly quickly after midnight.

Results will appear below once available.