United States elections, 2020

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2020 United States elections
Presidential election year
Election day November 3
Senate elections
Seats contested 33 seats of Class II
Color coded map of 2020 Senate races
Map of the 2020 Senate races
Dark blue: Incumbent Democrat
Light blue: Retiring Democrat
Dark red: Incumbent Republican
Light red: Retiring Republican
Black: Unknown incumbent
Gray: no election
House elections
Seats contested All 435 seats to the 117th Congress
Gubernatorial elections
Seats contested 13 (11 states, 2 territories)

The 2020 United States elections will be held on Tuesday, November 3, 2020. Republican incumbent President Donald Trump will be eligible for re-election. In addition, all 435 seats in the United States House of Representatives and 33 of the 100 seats in the United States Senate will be contested. 13 state and territorial governorships and numerous other state and local elections will also be contested.

Federal elections[edit]

Presidential election[edit]

The United States presidential election of 2020 will be the 59th quadrennial U.S. presidential election. The current electoral vote distribution was determined by the 2010 census. Presidential electors who will elect the President and Vice President of the United States will be chosen; a simple majority (270) of the 538 electoral votes are required to win the election. President Donald Trump will be eligible to run for a second term.

Congressional elections[edit]

Senate elections[edit]

All seats in Senate Class II will be up for election. Additionally, special elections may be held to fill vacancies in the other two Senate Classes.

House of Representatives elections[edit]

All 435 voting seats in the United States House of Representatives will be up for election. Additionally, elections will be held to select the Delegate for the District of Columbia as well as the delegates from U.S. territories. This includes the Resident Commissioner of Puerto Rico, who serves a four-year term.

State elections[edit]

A census will be conducted in 2020, after which the United States House of Representatives and state legislatures will undergo redistricting, and the state delegations to the United States House of Representatives will undergo reapportionment. In states without redistricting commissions, the legislators and governors elected in 2020 will draw the new Congressional and state legislative districts that will take effect starting with the 2022 elections. If either party does well in the 2020 elections, they could gain a significant advantage in electing their candidates to the state legislature and the United States House of Representatives until the next round of redistricting in 2030.[1]

Gubernatorial elections[edit]

Elections will be held for the governorships of 11 U.S. states and two U.S. territories. Special elections may be held for vacancies in the other states and territories, if required by respective state/territorial constitutions.

Legislative elections[edit]

Most states will hold state legislative elections in 2020. Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, New Jersey, and Virginia will not hold state legislative elections. Michigan will only hold elections for the lower house. North Dakota will only hold elections for the upper house; in states that use staggered terms, some state senators will not be up for election.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Sarlin, Benjy (26 August 2014). "Forget 2016: Democrats already have a plan for 2020". MSNBC. Retrieved 30 October 2015.