Here’s when your state finalizes election results
Each state has its own election certification deadlines, usually set by state law.
- 5 states Certification expires within one week after the election. Delaware is the earliest, on November 10th.
- of 14 statesthe certification deadline is two to three weeks after the election (November 23-29).
- more than half of the U.S. population live in states with certification deadlines 3 weeks or more After the election.
- 5 states— Hawaii, New Hampshire, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, and Tennessee do not have certification deadlines.
State Legislative Competitiveness Reaches Highest in Decade
Ballotpedia’s Annual State Legislative Competitiveness Report found that this year’s 6,278 state legislative elections had the highest level of competition in a decade.
The report found that the overall rise in competitiveness is due to more major challenges faced by incumbents and the presence of more open elections for seats. At the same time, head-to-head competition between Republican and Democratic candidates in general elections has decreased.
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Presentation of annual report on cost of signing initiative petitions
The Voting Initiative campaign spent $118 million this year collecting signatures for 29 initiatives. This equates to $12.70 per signature required to put the initiative to the ballot, down from $8.09 in 2020, $6.52 in 2018 and $6.93 in 2016. Campaigns spend money on hiring signature collection companies, recruiting and organizing unpaid volunteers, and more.
Most State Senate Primary Losses in Over 10 Years
A total of 229 lawmakers (4.7% of those running for re-election) were defeated in this year’s primary election, a 46% increase over 2020. Catalog each loss: who won, who lost, and margin of loss.