tate primary election dates and candidate filing deadlines are listed below. The primaries are used by political parties to determine the candidates who will run for all partisan offices in their states on the general election ballot on Nov. 8, 2022. On the ballots are legislative, congressional, gubernatorial and statewide office contests in 46 states.
Note that Louisiana, Mississippi, New Jersey and Virginia hold their legislative elections in odd-numbered years. The dates listed for those states apply to congressional and other races. See Why Do Four States Have Odd-Year Elections for more information.
The earliest state primary in 2022 will be held on March 1, and the latest in mid-September. June and August are the busiest months, with 15 primaries each, while there are no primaries scheduled for April or July. The manner in which party primary elections are conducted varies widely by state. Please visit NCSL’s State Primary Types webpage for information on “closed,” “open,” “Top Two” and other primary elections or NCSL’s Primaries: More than One Way to Find a Party Nominee report.
Note that primary dates are subject to change by legislative action. The dates listed here are based on state election resources or statutory req…