2018 Legislative Races by State and Legislative Chamber

2/23/2018

Overview

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In November 2018, legislative races in 46 states will be held. These include races in 87 of the nation's 99 legislative chambers. The table below indicates which states and chambers are holding legislative elections, and how many seats are up for re-election this year. No legislative races will be held in Louisiana, Mississippi, New Jersey or Virginia because they hold state elections in odd-numbered years. And, senates in Kansas, Minnesota, New Mexico and South Carolina elect all members in presidential election years.

A total of 6,069 seats are up for regularly scheduled elections, representing 82 percent of the nation's 7,383 legislative seats. This page does not include any special elections that may be held in conjunction with the general election or at other times throughout 2018.

The table also provides the size of each legislative chamber and length of terms. Terms in all chambers are either two or four years; no state lawmakers have six-year terms.

For information on gubernatorial elections, please visit the National Governors Association 2018 elections pages.

The box allows you to conduct a full text search or type the state name.

State Legislative Seats Up in 2018
STATE SENATE TERM TOTAL SENATE SEATS SENATE SEATS UP IN 2018 HOUSE TERM TOTAL HOUSE SEATS HOUSE SEATS UP IN 2018
Alabama 4 yr 35 35 4 yr 105 105
Alaska 4 yr 20 10 2 yr 40 40
Arizona 2 yr 30 30 2 yr 60 60
Arkansas 4 yr 35 18 2 yr 100 100
California 4 yr 40 20 2 yr 80 80
Colorado 4 yr 35 17 2 yr 65 65
Connecticut 2 yr 36 36 2 yr 151 151
Delaware 4 yr 21 10 2 yr 41 41
Florida 4 yr 40 20 2 yr 120 120
Georgia 2 yr 56 56 2 yr 180 180
Hawaii 4 yr 25 12 2 yr 51 51
Idaho 2 yr 35 35 2 yr 70 70
Illinois 4 yr 59 39 2 yr 118 118
Indiana 4 yr 50 25 2 yr 100 100
Iowa 4 yr 50 25 2 yr 100 100
Kansas 4 yr 40 0 2 yr 125 125
Kentucky 4 yr 38 19 2 yr 100 100
Louisiana 4 yr 39 0 4 yr 105 0
Maine 2 yr 35 35 2 yr 151 151
Maryland 4 yr 47 47 4 yr 141 141
Massachusetts 2 yr 40 40 2 yr 160 160
Michigan 4 yr 38 38 2 yr 110 110
Minnesota 4 yr 67 0 2 yr 134 134
Mississippi 4 yr 52 0 4 yr 122 0
Missouri 4 yr 34 17 2 yr 163 163
Montana 4 yr 50 25 2 yr 100 100
Nebraska 4 yr 49 24 N/A Unicameral N/A
Nevada 4 yr 21 11 2 yr 42 42
New Hampshire 2 yr 24 24 2 yr 400 400
New Jersey 4 yr 40 0 2 yr 80 0
New Mexico 4 yr 42 0 2 yr 70 70
New York 2 yr 63 63 2 yr 150 150
North Carolina 2 yr 50 50 2 yr 120 120
North Dakota 4 yr 47 24 4 yr 94 48
Ohio 4 yr 33 17 2 yr 99 99
Oklahoma 4 yr 48 24 2 yr 101 101
Oregon 4 yr 30 17 2 yr 60 60
Pennsylvania 4 yr 50 25 2 yr 203 203
Rhode Island 2 yr 38 38 2 yr 75 75
South Carolina 4 yr 46 0 2 yr 124 124
South Dakota 2 yr 35 35 2 yr 70 70
Tennessee 4 yr 33 17 2 yr 99 99
Texas 4 yr 31 15 2 yr 150 150
Utah 4 yr 29 14 2 yr 75 75
Vermont 2 yr 30 30 2 yr 150 150
Virginia 4 yr 40 0 2 yr 100 0
Washington 4 yr 49 25 2 yr 98 98
West Virginia 4 yr 34 17 2 yr 100 100
Wisconsin 4 yr 33 17 2 yr 99 99
Wyoming 4 yr 30 15 2 yr 60 60
TOTAL:   1972 1108   5411 4958

Notes

State senates in Kansas, Minnesota, New Mexico and South Carolina do not hold elections in 2018.

All state legislative races in Louisiana, Mississippi, New Jersey and Virginia take place in odd-numbered years.