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The '''2022 United States elections''' will be held on Tuesday, November 8, 2022, in the middle of the term of the president [[2020 United States presidential election|elected in 2020]], assumed to be former [[Joe Biden|Vice President Joseph R. Biden]]. During this [[United States mid-term elections|mid-term election]] year, all 435 seats in the [[United States House of Representatives]] and 34 of the 100 seats in the [[United States Senate]] will be contested. Thirty-nine state and territorial [[Governor#United States|gubernatorial]] and numerous other state and local elections will also be contested. This will be the first election affected by the [[2022 United States redistricting, 2022|redistricting]] that will follow the [[2020 United States Census]]. Pending a decision from the [[United States Senate]] on [[Statehood movement in the District of Columbia|D.C.]] and [[Statehood movement in Puerto Rico|Puerto Rican statehood]]s, there may be 436437 seats in the [[United States House of Representatives]] and 102104 seats in the [[United States Senate]] up for election.
 
==Federal elections==
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At least 34 of the 100 seats in the [[United States Senate]] will be up for election, including all 34 [[Classes of United States Senators#Class III|Class III]] seats. Special elections may also be held to fill vacancies in the other two Senate Classes. As senators serve six-year terms, the last regularly-scheduled elections for Class III senators were held in [[2016 United States Senate elections, 2016|2016]].
 
===House of Representatives elections===
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All 435 voting seats in the [[United States House of Representatives]] will be up for election. As of April 2019, only one representative, [[Steve Cohen]] (D-TN) has announced his plan to run again in 2022.<ref>{{cite news|last1=Burgess|first1=Katherine|title=Cohen to seek re-election to Congress in 2020 and 2022|url=https://www.commercialappeal.com/story/news/politics/2019/01/01/cohen-seek-re-election-congress-2020-and-2022/2457391002/|newspaper=The Commercial Appeal|date=January 1, 2019|accessdate=April 11, 2019}}</ref> The incumbents in these races will be determined in the [[2020 United States House of Representatives elections, 2020|2020 House of Representatives elections]] and subsequent special elections. As these elections will be the first conducted after the post-[[2020 United States Census|2020 Census]] [[2022 United States redistricting, 2022|redistricting]], several districts may lack an incumbent or have multiple incumbents.
 
Additionally, elections will be held to select the non-voting [[District of Columbia's At-large congressional district|delegate]] for the [[District of Columbia]], as well as four of the five non-voting [[Delegate (United States Congress)|delegates]] from [[United States insular area|U.S. territories]].{{efn|The [[Resident Commissioner of Puerto Rico]] serves a four-year term and will not be up for election in 2022.}}
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Elections will be held for the [[Governor#United States|governorships of 36 U.S. states]] and three [[United States insular area|U.S. territories]]. Special elections may be held for vacancies in the other states and territories, if required by respective state and territorial constitutions. As most governors serve four-year terms, the last regularly-scheduled elections for most seats up for election in 2022 were held in [[2018 United States gubernatorial elections, 2018|2018]]. The governors of New Hampshire and Vermont each serve two-year terms, so incumbents in those two states will bewere determined by the [[2020 United States gubernatorial elections, 2020|2020 gubernatorial elections]].
 
===Legislative elections===
The vast majority of states and territories will hold legislative elections in 2022. Louisiana, Mississippi, New Jersey, and Virginia will not hold state legislative elections, as those states all hold such elections in odd-numbered years. In states that use [[Staggered elections|staggered terms]], some state senators will not be up for election. As these elections will be the first conducted after the post-[[2020 United States Census|2020 Census]] [[2022 United States redistricting, 2022|redistricting]], several legislative districts may lack an incumbent or have multiple incumbents.
 
* [[2022 Michigan Senate election]]