2022 United States elections: Difference between revisions

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 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|redistricting]], several districts may lack an incumbent or have multiple incumbents.
On June 26th 2020, the [[DC statehood|H.R 51]] "D.C Admissions Act" was passed by the the House of Representatives, meaning it could potentially be passed into law, admitting the [[District of Columbia]] as a state during the 117th Congress, this would give the state two senators and one member of the House of Representatives.<ref>https://www.congress.gov/bill/116th-congress/house-bill/51</ref> The [[2020 US election|2020 US elections]] also saw the [[2020 Puerto Rican status referendum]] also saw the territory of [[Puerto Rico]] vote in favor of being admitted into the union as a state, meaning Puerto Rico becoming a state also stands as a possibility during the 117th Congress, like DC it would have two senators, but gain five seats in the House of Representatives. IFIf both states were to be admitted, this would increase the number of House of Representatives seats up for re-election in 2022 from 435 to 461<ref>https://abcnews.go.com/US/puerto-rico-votes-favor-statehood-island/story?id=74055630</ref>.
==State elections==