2020 Legislative Races by State and Legislative Chamber

2/20/2020

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Legislative races in 44 states will be conducted in November 2020. These include races in 86 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 reelection this year. No legislative races will be held in Louisiana, Mississippi, New Jersey or Virginia because they hold state elections in odd-numbered years.

A total of 5,876 seats are up for regularly scheduled elections, representing 80 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 2020. 

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 more information on gubernatorial elections, please visit the National Governors Association 2020 elections pages. 

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

State Legislative Seats Up in 2020

State

Senate

Term

Total Senate Seats

Senate Seats Up In 2020

House

Term

Total House Seats

House Seats Up in 2020

Alabama*

4 year

35

0

4 year

105

0

Alaska

4 year

20

10

2 year

40

40

Arizona

2 year

30

30

2 year

60

60

Arkansas

4 year

35

17

2 year

100

100

California

4 year

40

20

2 year

80

80

Colorado

4 year

35

18

2 year

65

65

Connecticut

2 year

36

36

2 year

151

151

Delaware

4 year

21

11

2 year

41

41

Florida

4 year

40

20

2 year

120

120

Georgia

2 year

56

56

2 year

180

180

Hawaii

4 year

25

13

2 year

51

51

Idaho

2 year

35

35

2 year

70

70

Illinois

4 year

59

20

2 year

118

118

Indiana

4 year

50

25

2 year

100

100

Iowa

4 year

50

25

2 year

100

100

Kansas

4 year

40

40

2 year

125

125

Kentucky

4 year

38

19

2 year

100

100

Louisiana*

4 year

39

0

4 year

105

0

Maine

2 year

35

35

2 year

151

151

Maryland*

4 year

47

0

4 year

141

0

Massachusetts

2 year

40

40

2 year

160

160

Michigan**

4 year

38

0

2 year

110

110

Minnesota

4 year

67

67

2 year

134

134

Mississippi*

4 year

52

0

4 year

122

0

Missouri

4 year

34

17

2 year

163

163

Montana

4 year

50

25

2 year

100

100

Nebraska***

4 year

49

25

N/A

Unicameral

N/A

Nevada

4 year

21

10

2 year

42

42

New Hampshire

2 year

24

24

2 year

400

400

New Jersey*

4 year

40

0

2 year

80

0

New Mexico

4 year

42

42

2 year

70

70

New York

2 year

63

63

2 year

150

150

North Carolina

2 year

50

50

2 year

120

120

North Dakota

4 year

47

23

4 year

94

47

Ohio

4 year

33

16

2 year

99

99

Oklahoma

4 year

48

24

2 year

101

101

Oregon

4 year

30

15

2 year

60

60

Pennsylvania

4 year

50

25

2 year

203

203

Rhode Island

2 year

38

38

2 year

75

75

South Carolina

4 year

46

46

2 year

124

124

South Dakota

2 year

35

35

2 year

70

70

Tennessee

4 year

33

16

2 year

99

99

Texas

4 year

31

16

2 year

150

150

Utah

4 year

29

15

2 year

75

75

Vermont

2 year

30

30

2 year

150

150

Virginia*

4 year

40

0

2 year

100

0

Washington

4 year

49

25

2 year

98

98

West Virginia

4 year

34

17

2 year

100

100

Wisconsin

4 year

33

16

2 year

99

99

Wyoming

4 year

30

15

2 year

60

60

TOTALS   1,972 1,281   5,411 4,595

Notes

* States do not hold any legislative elections in 2020.

** State does not hold legislative elections in one chamber in 2020

*** Nebraska's legislature is unicameral.

Questions?

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