USA 2022 primary election: which states have voted?
Voters in seven states will take the polls on Tuesday to cast their ballot in their state’s primary elections.
Between 1 March and 13 September, voters will take to the polls in state primaries which will determine the candidates that make it to the General Election Ballot in November.
When does each state host its primaries?
In 2022, Texas was the first is the first state to host its primary on 1 March.
All eyes are on the Texas gubernatorial race where incumbent Republican Govenor Greg Abbott will face Democratic rising star Beto O’Rourke, who previously served in the US House of Representatives. This race has become increasingly competitive after the tragic shooting at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas.
During a news conference, O’Rourke confronted Abbott calling on him to take action to prevent such tragedies in the future.
Those who have not followed the Pennsylvania Senate race may be surprised to know that Dr. Oz has secured the Republican nomination. While Dr. Oz formed an integral part of daytime TV for many years, he has come under scrutiny for promoting medications and other treatments that have not been shown scientifically to have an impact on various ailments and issues.
Millions of voters across the country have already taken to the polls to decide which candidates will face off in November.
The next primaries will be held on Tuesday 7 June in California, Iowa, Mississippi, Montana, New Jersey, New Mexico, and South Dakota.
The California primary system differs from other states because rather than having party-specific primaries, all voters can choose from the entire list of candidates. The two with the most votes make it to the November ballot.
California Govenor Gavin Newsom is seeking a second term and will be on the ballot this week after facing a recall election that he won less than a year ago. For the Republicans, state Senator Brian Dahle has been leading in recent polls.
When will the remaining states hold their primaries?
Tuesday 14 June 2022
Tuesday 21 June 2022
Tuesday 28 June 2022
Tuesday 19 July 2022
Tuesday 2 August 2022
Thursday 4 August 2022
Tuesday 9 August 2022
Saturday 13 August 2022
Tuesday 16 August 2022
Tuesday 23 August 2022
Tuesday 6 September 2022
Tuesday 13 September 2022
Do any states not hold a primary election?
Yes. Louisiana does not hold a primary election. Instead, all candidates are presented on the ballot in November, meaning that anyone of any party can vote for whichever candidate they prefer.