80 Percent of State Legislative Seats Up For Election

3/21/2016

NCSL NewsGOP Has Edge in Chambers Under Control

Denver – While the eyes of this year’s election tend to be focused on the presidential race, 5,917 out of 7,383 state legislative seats are up this year as well. Republicans, who have the edge in state legislative control going into November, increased their majorities to historic highs and claimed even more legislative chambers in 2014. In fact, Republicans maintain 68 legislative chambers while Democrats hold 30.

There is a lot at play in the states this year and the National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL) StateVote has the most comprehensive state election analysis you’ll find before and after the election.

NCSL StateVote has numerous elections resources available to you including:

NCSL StateVote elections experts can provide information throughout the year on the 5,917 state legislative seats up and the statewide ballot measures expected to be on the November ballot.


NCSL is a bipartisan organization that serves the legislators and staffs of the states, commonwealths and territories. It provides research, technical assistance and opportunities for policymakers to exchange ideas on the most pressing state issues and is an effective and respected advocate for the interests of the states in the American federal system.