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American Political Elections

A nonpartisan collection of information about elections, voting, and American political issues.

American Elections

This guide has been created as a starting point for researching the United States national elections and, in particular, highlights presidential elections. The resources listed in this guide are not exhaustive, but bring into focus important current and historical statistics, data and documentary sources of American politics and the presidency. 

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Midterm Election 2018

Election day in 2018 is November 6, 2018. Most of the midterm elections will occur on this day.

What is a midterm election?

Though presidential elections occur every four years, midterm elections are held for the U.S. Senate and U.S. House of Representatives in addition to state and local elections.

Who is up for election in 2018?

  • U.S. Senate​​

33 of 100 seats will be up for election in 2018. Find out more from Ballotpedia.

  • U.S. House of Representatives

All seats in the U.S. House of Representatives will be up for election. Find out more from Ballotpedia.

  • State & Local Elections

Check your state's Secretary of State website for election details.

How do I vote in the midterm elections?

See the Voting page in this guide to be brought to voter information pages for some northeastern states as well as a link to the portal for accessing resources for other states.

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