This November, voters across the country will cast ballots on significant races and issues. The proof is in the numbers. There are nearly 8,000 elected officials at the state and federal levels of government. They include both chambers of Congress, governors and state lawmakers. Of those positions, 80 percent of them are on ballots.
More specifically, in Washington, DC, all 435 U.S. House seats are on the ballot while 33 –one-third – of the U.S. Senate seats are up for grabs.
At the state level, 11 governor’s seats are on ballots while four of every five state legislators’ positions are on ballots. There are no state legislative elections in Alabama, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, New Jersey and Virginia. Ballots in these six states will focus on local offices and initiatives. In addition, Michigan will not hold state Senate elections. LL