US Senate election dates and Voting Live

US Senate election dates and Voting Live 2020 
US Senate election Dates 2020
US Senate election​ Date: November 3, 2020​ 

The 2020 United States Senate elections will be held on November 3, 2020, with the 33 Class 2 seats of the Senate being contested in regular elections. The winners will be elected to six-year terms extending from January 3, 2021, until January 3, 2027.[3] Additionally, there will also be two special elections: one special election in Arizona to fill the vacancy created by the death of John McCain in 2018 and one in Georgia following the resignation of Johnny Isakson at the end of 2019.


US Senate election dates and Voting Live 2020 

In the 2014 United States Senate elections (the last regularly-scheduled elections for Class 2 Senate seats), the Republicans won a net gain of nine seats from the Democrats and gained a majority in the Senate. Republicans defended that majority in 2016 and 2018, and held 53 Senate seats following the 2018 elections. Democrats held 45 seats after the 2018 elections, while independents caucusing with the Democratic Party held two seats.

Including the special elections in Arizona and Georgia, Republicans will be defending 23 seats in 2020, while the Democratic Party will be defending 12 seats. Democrats will need to pick up three or four seats to gain a majority in the Senate, depending on which party wins control of the vice presidency.


The Electoral system of US

The United States Senate is the upper chamber of the United States Congress, which, along with the United States House of Representatives—the lower chamber—constitutes the legislature of the United States. The Senate chamber is located in the north wing of the Capitol Building in Washington, D.C.

The composition and powers of the Senate are established by Article One of the United States Constitution.[1] The Senate is composed of senators, each of whom represents a single state in its entirety. Each state, regardless of its population size, is equally represented by two senators who serve staggered terms of six years. There being at present 50 states in the Union, there are currently 100 senators. From 1789 to 1913, senators were appointed by legislatures of the states they represented; they are now elected by popular vote, following the ratification of the Seventeenth Amendment in 1913.


US Senate election Party and candidate 

Leader

Mitch McConnell

Chuck Schumer

Party

Republican

Democratic


US Elections Results

#To Be Announced


Past US Elections Results 

Parties

 

 

 

Total

Democratic

Independent

Republican

Last election (2018)

45

2

53

100

Before this election

45

2

53

100

Not up

33

2

30

65

 

Class 1 (2018→2024)

21

2

10

33

Class 3 (2016→2022)

12

0

20

32

Up

12

0

23

35

 

Class 2 (2014→2020)

12

0

21

33

Special: Class 3

0

0

2

2

General elections

Incumbent retiring

1

3

4

Incumbent running

11

20

31

Intent unknown

Wyoming Senate election dates and Voting Live

Wyoming Senate election dates and Voting Live 2020 
Wyoming Senate election Dates 2020
Wyoming Senate election​ Date: August 18, 2020​ 

Four-term incumbent Republican Mike Enzi was re-elected in 2014. Enzi announced in May 2019 that he will retire. Announced Republican candidates include geologist Mark Armstrong, former congresswoman Cynthia Lummis, and Wyoming Army National Guard veteran Joshua Wheeler. Congresswoman Liz Cheney has announced that she will not be a candidate. Former two-term governor Matt Mead also announced that he will not be a candidate.


Wyoming Senate election dates and Voting Live 2020 

Chuck Jagoda, teacher, and Yana Ludwig, activist and community organizer, have announced they are seeking the Democratic nomination, while potential candidates of the party include former governor Dave Freudenthal, state senator Mike Gierau, former state senator John Hastert, and 2018 U.S. Senate nominee Gary Trauner.

The Electoral system of Wyoming

The term electoral system can refer to the method by which elections are conducted (e.g., whether officials are elected in single-winner versus multi-winner systems) or the method by which votes are tallied to determine the outcome of an election (e.g., plurality systems, majority systems, ranked-choice voting systems, etc.). In the United States, most federal and state-level officials are elected via plurality vote in single-winner contests, although some jurisdictions (e.g., cities, school boards, etc.) employ alternative electoral systems.

HIGHLIGHTS

·  In Wyoming, State representatives and senators are elected via plurality vote in single-winner contests.

·  Elected state executive officials, including the governor and secretary of state, are elected in single-winner contests via plurality vote. The same is true for United States Senators and United States Representatives.

See the sections below for additional information on the following topics:

  1. Background: This section defines and describes methods for conducting elections, including single-winner systems and multi-winner systems. This section also defines and describes various vote-tallying methods, including plurality voting, majority voting, ranked-choice voting, block voting, single voting, and cumulative voting.
  2. Electoral systems used in Wyoming: This section outlines the electoral systems used in federal elections (i.e., elections for president and United States senators and representatives) and state-level contests (i.e., elections for state legislators, governors, and other state executives).
  3. State legislation and ballot measures: This section lists state legislation and state and local ballot measures relevant to electoral systems policy.


Wyoming Senate election Party and candidate 

  • Mark Armstrong (Republican)
  • Merav Ben-David (Democratic)
  • Chuck Jagoda (Democratic)
  • Yana Ludwig (Democratic)
  • Cynthia Lummis (Republican)
  • Joshua Wheeler (Republican)

Wyoming Elections Results

#To Be Announced


Past Wyoming Elections Results 

United States Senate election in Wyoming, 2014

Party

Candidate

Votes

%

±

 

Republican

Mike Enzi (incumbent)

121,554

72.19%

-3.44%

 

Democratic

Charlie Hardy

29,377

17.45%

-6.81%

 

Independent

Curt Gottshall

13,311

7.90%

N/A

 

Libertarian

Joseph Porambo

3,677

2.18%

N/A

 

n/a

Write-ins

471

0.28%

+0.17%

Total votes

168,390

100.0%

N/A

West Virginia Senate election dates and Voting Live

West Virginia Senate election dates and Voting Live 2020 
West Virginia Senate election Dates 2020
West Virginia Senate election​ Date: May 12, 2020​ 

One-term incumbent Republican Shelley Moore Capito was easily elected after serving 14 years in the U.S. House of Representatives. She is being challenged in the Republican primary by Allen Whitt, President of the West Virginia Family Policy Council.


West Virginia Senate election dates and Voting Live 2020 

Social justice activist Paula Jean Swearengin, a candidate for U.S. Senate in 2018, and former state senator Richard Ojeda, a nominee for the U.S. House of Representatives in West Virginia's 3rd congressional district in 2018 and briefly a candidate for president in 2020, have announced they are seeking the Democratic nomination.


The Electoral system of West Virginia

The term electoral system can refer to the method by which elections are conducted (e.g., whether officials are elected in single-winner versus multi-winner systems) or the method by which votes are tallied to determine the outcome of an election (e.g., plurality systems, majority systems, ranked-choice voting systems, etc.). In the United States, most federal and state-level officials are elected via plurality vote in single-winner contests, although some jurisdictions (e.g., cities, school boards, etc.) employ alternative electoral systems.

HIGHLIGHTS

·  In West Virginia, state representatives and state senators are elected via plurality vote in multi-winner contests.

·  Elected state executive officials, including the governor and attorney general, are elected in single-winner contests via plurality vote. The same is true for United States Senators and United States Representatives.

See the sections below for additional information on the following topics:

  1. Background: This section defines and describes methods for conducting elections, including single-winner systems and multi-winner systems. This section also defines and describes various vote-tallying methods, including plurality voting, majority voting, ranked-choice voting, block voting, single voting, and cumulative voting.
  2. Electoral systems used in West Virginia: This section outlines the electoral systems used in federal elections (i.e., elections for president and United States senators and representatives) and state-level contests (i.e., elections for state legislators, governors, and other state executives).
  3. State legislation and ballot measures: This section lists state legislation and state and local ballot measures relevant to electoral systems policy.


    West Virginia Senate election Party and candidate 

  • Shelley Moore Capito (Republican)
  • Richard Ojeda (Democratic)
  • Richie Robb (Democratic)
  • Paula Jean Swearengin (Democratic)
  • Allen Whitt (Republican)

West Virginia Elections Results

#To Be Announced


Past West Virginia Elections Results 

United States Senate election in West Virginia, 2018

Party

Candidate

Votes

%

±

 

Democratic

Joe Manchin (incumbent)

290,510

49.57%

-11.0%

 

Republican

Patrick Morrisey

271,113

46.26%

+9.79%

 

Libertarian

Rusty Hollen

24,411

4.17%

N/A

Total votes

586,034

100%

N/A

Virginia Senate election dates and Voting Live

Virginia Senate election dates and Voting Live 2020 
Virginia Senate election Dates 2020
Virginia Senate election​ Date: June 9, 2020​ 

Two-term incumbent Democrat Mark Warner was re-elected by a very narrow margin in 2014 after winning easily in 2008. He is running for re-election.


Virginia Senate election dates and Voting Live 2020

Republicans who are running include teacher Allisa Baldwin, U.S. Navy reservist Omari Faulkner, Roger Franklin, professor and U.S. Army veteran Daniel Gade, U.S. Army veteran and intelligence officer Thomas Speciale, and University of Maryland law professor Victor William.


The Electoral system of Virginia

The term electoral system can refer to the method by which elections are conducted (e.g., whether officials are elected in single-winner versus multi-winner systems) or the method by which votes are tallied to determine the outcome of an election (e.g., plurality systems, majority systems, ranked-choice voting systems, etc.). In the United States, most federal and state-level officials are elected via plurality vote in single-winner contests, although some jurisdictions (e.g., cities, school boards, etc.) employ alternative electoral systems.

HIGHLIGHTS

·  In Virginia, state representatives and state senators are elected via plurality vote in single-winner contests.

·  The governor, lieutenant governor, and attorney general are elected in single-winner contests via plurality vote. The same is true for United States Senators and United States Representatives.

See the sections below for additional information on the following topics:

  1. Background: This section defines and describes methods for conducting elections, including single-winner systems and multi-winner systems. This section also defines and describes various vote-tallying methods, including plurality voting, majority voting, ranked-choice voting, block voting, single voting, and cumulative voting.
  2. Electoral systems used in Virginia: This section outlines the electoral systems used in federal elections (i.e., elections for president and United States senators and representatives) and state-level contests (i.e., elections for state legislators, governors, and other state executives).
  3. State legislation and ballot measures: This section lists state legislation and state and local ballot measures relevant to electoral systems policy.

Virginia Senate election Party and candidate 

  • Alissa Baldwin (Republican)
  • Blaine Dunn (Republican)
  • Omari Faulkner (Republican)
  • Roger Franklin (Republican) 
  • Daniel Gade (Republican)
  • Thomas Speciale (Republican)
  • Mark Warner (Democratic)
  • Victor Williams (Republican)

Virginia Elections Results

#To Be Announced


Past Virginia Elections Results 

United States Senate election in Virginia, 2018

Party

Candidate

Votes

%

±

 

Democratic

Tim Kaine (incumbent)

1,910,370

57.00%

+4.17%

 

Republican

Corey Stewart

1,374,313

41.01%

-5.91%

 

Libertarian

Matt Waters

61,565

1.84%

+1.84%

 

Write-in

5,125

0.15%

N/A

Total votes

3,351,373

100%

N/A

Texas Senate election dates and Voting Live

Texas Senate election dates and Voting Live 2020 
Texas Senate election Dates 2020
Texas Senate election​ Date: March 3, 2020​ 

Three-term incumbent Republican John Cornyn was re-elected in 2014 by a wide margin. He is running for re-election. Cornyn is facing former Cleveland school board member Dwayne Stovall and former Dallas Wings owner Mark Yancey in the Republican primary. State Senator Pat Fallon considered challenging Cornyn, but announced in mid-October that he would not run.


Texas Senate election dates and Voting Live 2020 

Democrats who are running include former Congressman Chris Bell, pastor and candidate for Lieutenant Governor in 2018, Michael Cooper, Houston City Council member Amanda Edwards, MJ Hegar, an Air Force combat veteran who served as the 2018 Democratic nominee for Texas's 31st congressional district, Sema Hernandez, a former candidate for U.S Senate in 2018, Midland City Councilman John B. Love, financial analyst Adrian Ocegueda, labor organizer and author Cristina Tzintzún Ramirez, and state senator Royce West. Other potential Democratic candidates include Congressman Colin Allred, Congresswoman Lizzie Pannill Fletcher, Congresswoman Veronica Escobar, Congresswoman Sylvia Garcia, San Antonio mayor Ron Nirenberg, and state representative Rafael Anchia.On July 22, 2019, former state senator Wendy Davis announced that she would not be a candidate for the U.S. Senate, running for the House of Representatives instead.


The Electoral system of Texas

The term electoral system can refer to the method by which elections are conducted (e.g., whether officials are elected in single-winner versus multi-winner systems) or the method by which votes are tallied to determine the outcome of an election (e.g., plurality systems, majority systems, ranked-choice voting systems, etc.). In the United States, most federal and state-level officials are elected via plurality vote in single-winner contests, although some jurisdictions (e.g., cities, school boards, etc.) employ alternative electoral systems.

HIGHLIGHTS

·  In Texas, representatives and senators are elected in single-winner contests via plurality vote.

·  State executive officials, including the governor and attorney general, are elected via plurality vote in single-winner contests. The same is true for United States Senators and United States Representatives.

See the sections below for additional information on the following topics:

  1. Background: This section defines and describes methods for conducting elections, including single-winner systems and multi-winner systems. This section also defines and describes various vote-tallying methods, including plurality voting, majority voting, ranked-choice voting, block voting, single voting, and cumulative voting.
  2. Electoral systems used in Texas: This section outlines the electoral systems used in federal elections (i.e., elections for president and United States senators and representatives) and state-level contests (i.e., elections for state legislators, governors, and other state executives).
  3. State legislation and ballot measures: This section lists state legislation and state and local ballot measures relevant to electoral systems policy.

Texas Senate election Party and candidate 

  • John Cornyn (Republican)
  • MJ Hegar (Democratic)
  • Royce West (Democratic)

 

Texas Elections Results

#To Be Announced


Past Texas Elections Results 

United States Senate election in Texas, 2018

Party

Candidate

Votes

%

±

 

Republican

Ted Cruz (incumbent)

4,260,553

50.89%

-5.57%

 

Democratic

Beto O'Rourke

4,045,632

48.33%

+7.71%

 

Libertarian

Neal Dikeman

65,470

0.78%

-1.28%

Total votes

8,371,655

100%

N/A

           

Tennessee Senate election dates and Voting Live

Tennessee Senate election dates and Voting Live 2020 
Tennessee Senate election Dates 2020
Tennessee Senate election​ Date: August 6, 2020​ 

Three-term incumbent Republican Lamar Alexander was re-elected in 2014. He announced in December 2018 that he would not seek re-election. Among Republicans, orthopedic surgeon Manny Sethi has announced his candidacy, as well as William F. Hagerty.


Tennessee Senate election dates and Voting Live 2020

James Mackler, an Iraq War veteran and Nashville attorney, has announced his candidacy for the Democratic nomination. Among Democrats, State Senator Jeff Yarbro is a possible candidate.


The Electoral system of Tennessee

The term electoral system can refer to the method by which elections are conducted (e.g., whether officials are elected in single-winner versus multi-winner systems) or the method by which votes are tallied to determine the outcome of an election (e.g., plurality systems, majority systems, ranked-choice voting systems, etc.). In the United States, most federal and state-level officials are elected via plurality vote in single-winner contests, although some jurisdictions (e.g., cities, school boards, etc.) employ alternative electoral systems.

HIGHLIGHTS

·  In Tennesee, state representatives and state senators are elected in single-winner contests via plurality vote.

·  The governor and lieutenant governor are also elected in single-winner contests via plurality vote. The same is true for United States Senators and United States Representatives.

See the sections below for additional information on the following topics:

  1. Background: This section defines and describes methods for conducting elections, including single-winner systems and multi-winner systems. This section also defines and describes various vote-tallying methods, including plurality voting, majority voting, ranked-choice voting, block voting, single voting, and cumulative voting.
  2. Electoral systems used in Tennessee: This section outlines the electoral systems used in federal elections (i.e., elections for president and United States senators and representatives) and state-level contests (i.e., elections for state legislators, governors, and other state executives).
  3. Noteworthy events: This section summarizes noteworthy events relevant to electoral systems in Tennessee.
  4. State legislation and ballot measures: This section lists state legislation and state and local ballot measures relevant to electoral systems policy.

Tennessee Senate election Party and candidate 

  • Marquita Bradshaw (Democratic)
  • Gary G. Davis (Democratic)
  • Josh Gapp (Republican)
  • Bill Hagerty (Republican)
  • James Mackler (Democratic)
  • Stokes Nielson (Republican)
  • Diana C. Onyejiaka (Democratic)
  • Aaron Pettigrew (Republican)
  • Manny Sethi (Republican)

Tennessee Elections Results

#To Be Announced


Past Tennessee Elections Results 

2018 United States Senate election in Tennessee

Party

Candidate

Votes

%

±

 

Republican

Marsha Blackburn

1,227,483

54.71%

-10.18%

 

Democratic

Phil Bredesen

985,450

43.92%

+13.51%

 

Independent

Trudy Austin

9,455

0.42%

N/A

 

Independent

Dean Hill

8,717

0.39%

N/A

 

Independent

Kris L. Todd

5,084

0.23%

N/A

 

Independent

John Carico

3,398

0.15%

N/A

 

Independent

Breton Phillips

2,226

0.10%

N/A

 

Independent

Kevin Lee McCants

1,927

0.09%

N/A

Total votes

2,243,740

100%

N/A

South Dakota Senate election dates and Voting Live

South Dakota Senate election dates and Voting Live 2020 
South Dakota Senate election Dates 2020
South Dakota Senate election​ Date: June 2, 2020​ 

One-term incumbent Republican Mike Rounds was elected to the first term in 2014 after serving two terms as the governor of South Dakota. He faces a primary challenge from state representative Scyller Borglum. Potential Democratic candidates may include state Senate minority leader Billie Sutton, the 2018 Democratic gubernatorial nominee and former South Dakota State Legislator Dan Ahlers.


South Dakota Senate election dates and Voting Live 2020 

South Dakota was admitted to the Union on November 2, 1889 and elects U.S. senators to Class 2 and Class 3. Its current U.S. senators are Republicans John Thune (since 2005) and Mike Rounds (since 2015).


The Electoral system of South Dakota

The term electoral system can refer to the method by which elections are conducted (e.g., whether officials are elected in single-winner versus multi-winner systems) or the method by which votes are tallied to determine the outcome of an election (e.g., plurality systems, majority systems, ranked-choice voting systems, etc.). In the United States, most federal and state-level officials are elected via plurality vote in single-winner contests, although some jurisdictions (e.g., cities, school boards, etc.) employ alternative electoral systems.

HIGHLIGHTS

·In South Dakota, state representatives are elected in multi-winner contests and senators are elected in single-winner contests. In both cases, plurality votes are used to determine winners.

·  Elected state executive officials, including the governor and secretary of state, are elected in single-winner contests via plurality vote. The same is true for United States Senators and United States Representatives.

See the sections below for additional information on the following topics:

  1. Background: This section defines and describes methods for conducting elections, including single-winner systems and multi-winner systems. This section also defines and describes various vote-tallying methods, including plurality voting, majority voting, ranked-choice voting, block voting, single voting, and cumulative voting.
  2. Electoral systems used in South Dakota: This section outlines the electoral systems used in federal elections (i.e., elections for president and United States senators and representatives) and state-level contests (i.e., elections for state legislators, governors, and other state executives).
  3. State legislation and ballot measures: This section lists state legislation and state and local ballot measures relevant to electoral systems policy.

South Dakota Senate election Party and candidate 

  • Dan Ahlers (Democratic)
  • Scyller Borglum (Republican)
  • Clara Hart (Democratic)
  • Mike Rounds (Republican)

South Dakota Elections Results

#To Be Announced


Past South Dakota Elections Results 

United States Senate election in South Dakota, 2016 

Party

Candidate

Votes

%

±

 

Republican

John Thune (incumbent)

265,516

71.83%

-28.17%

 

Democratic

Jay Williams

104,140

28.17%

N/A

Total votes

369,656

100.0%

N/A

South Carolina Senate election dates and Voting Live

South Carolina Senate election dates and Voting Live 2020 
South Carolina Senate election Dates 2020
South Carolina Senate election​ Date: June 9, 2020​ 

Three-term incumbent Republican Lindsey Graham was re-elected in 2014. Former South Carolina Democratic Party chairman Jaime Harrison and economist Dr. Gloria Bromell-Tinubu are running for the Democratic nomination.


South Carolina Senate election dates and Voting Live 2020 

South Carolina ratified the United States Constitution on May 23, 1788. Its Senate seats were declared vacant in July 1861 owing to its secession from the Union. They were again filled from July 1868. The state's current U.S. senators are Republicans Lindsey Graham, serving since 2003, and Tim Scott, serving since 2013.


The Electoral system of South Carolina

The term electoral system can refer to the method by which elections are conducted (e.g., whether officials are elected in single-winner versus multi-winner systems) or the method by which votes are tallied to determine the outcome of an election (e.g., plurality systems, majority systems, ranked-choice voting systems, etc.). In the United States, most federal and state-level officials are elected via plurality vote in single-winner contests, although some jurisdictions (e.g., cities, school boards, etc.) employ alternative electoral systems.

HIGHLIGHTS

·  In South Carolina, state representatives and state senators are elected in single-winner contests via plurality vote.

·  State executive officials, including the governor and lieutenant governor, are elected in single-winner contests via plurality vote. The same is true for United States Representatives and Senators.

See the sections below for additional information on the following topics:

  1. Background: This section defines and describes methods for conducting elections, including single-winner systems and multi-winner systems. This section also defines and describes various vote-tallying methods, including plurality voting, majority voting, ranked-choice voting, block voting, single voting, and cumulative voting.
  2. Electoral systems used in South Carolina: This section outlines the electoral systems used in federal elections (i.e., elections for president and United States senators and representatives) and state-level contests (i.e., elections for state legislators, governors, and other state executives).
  3. State legislation and ballot measures: This section lists state legislation and state and local ballot measures relevant to electoral systems policy.

South Carolina Senate election Party and candidate 

  • Dwayne Buckner (Republican)
  • Lindsey Graham (Republican)
  • Jaime Harrison (Democratic)
  • Peggy Kandies (Republican)
  • Matthew Knights (Democratic)
  • Joe Reynolds (Republican)
  • David Weikle (Republican)
  • Justin Wooton (Democratic)

South Carolina Elections Results

#To Be Announced


Past South Carolina Elections Results 

United States Senate election in South Carolina, 2016

Party

Candidate

Votes

%

±

 

Republican

Tim Scott (incumbent)

1,241,609

60.57%

-0.55%

 

Democratic

Thomas Dixon

757,022

36.93%

-0.16%

 

Libertarian

Bill Bledsoe

37,482

1.83%

N/A

 

American

Michael Scarborough

11,923

0.58%

-1.17%

 

n/a

Write-ins

1,857

0.09%

+0.05%

Total votes

2,049,893

100.0%

N/A

Rhode Island Senate election dates and Voting Live

Rhode Island Senate election dates and Voting Live 2020 
Rhode Island Senate election Dates 2020
Rhode Island Senate election​ Date: September 8, 2020​ 

Four-term incumbent Democrat Jack Reed was easily re-elected in 2014. Reed is seeking a fifth term.


Rhode Island Senate election dates and Voting Live 2020 

Rhode Island ratified the United States Constitution on May 29, 1790 and elects its U.S. senators to Class 1 and Class 2. The state's current U.S. senators are Democrats Jack Reed (since 1997) and Sheldon Whitehouse (since 2007).


The Electoral system of Rhode Island

The term electoral system can refer to the method by which elections are conducted (e.g., whether officials are elected in single-winner versus multi-winner systems) or the method by which votes are tallied to determine the outcome of an election (e.g., plurality systems, majority systems, ranked-choice voting systems, etc.). In the United States, most federal and state-level officials are elected via plurality vote in single-winner contests, although some jurisdictions (e.g., cities, school boards, etc.) employ alternative electoral systems.

HIGHLIGHTS

·  In Rhode Island, state representatives and state senators are elected via plurality vote in single-winner contests.

·  State executives (e.g., governor, secretary of state, etc.) are elected via plurality vote in single-winner contests. The same is true for United States Senators and United States Representatives.

See the sections below for additional information on the following topics:

  1. Background: This section defines and describes methods for conducting elections, including single-winner systems and multi-winner systems. This section also defines and describes various vote-tallying methods, including plurality voting, majority voting, ranked-choice voting, block voting, single voting, and cumulative voting.
  2. Electoral systems used in Rhode Island: This section outlines the electoral systems used in federal elections (i.e., elections for president and United States senators and representatives) and state-level contests (i.e., elections for state legislators, governors, and other state executives).
  3. State legislation and ballot measures: This section lists state legislation and state and local ballot measures relevant to electoral systems policy.

Rhode Island Senate election Party and candidate 

  • Jack Reed (Democratic)
  • Allen Waters (Republican)

Rhode Island Elections Results

#To Be Announced


Past Rhode Island Elections Results 

United States Senate election in Rhode Island, 2018

Party

Candidate

Votes

%

±

 

Democratic

Sheldon Whitehouse (incumbent)

231,477

61.45%

-3.36%

 

Republican

Robert Flanders

144,421

38.33%

+3.36%

 

Write-in

840

0.22%

N/A

Total votes

376,738

100%

N/A

Oregon Senate election dates and Voting Live

Oregon Senate election dates and Voting Live 2020 
Oregon Senate election Dates 2020
Oregon Senate election​ Date: May 19, 2020​ 

 

Two-term incumbent Democrat Jeff Merkley was re-elected by a comfortable margin in 2014. Merkley, who was considered to be a possible 2020 presidential candidate, opted to forgo the crowded contest and is running for re-election to his seat.


Oregon Senate election dates and Voting Live 2020 

Oregon was admitted to the Union on February 14, 1859. Its current U.S. senators are Democrats Ron Wyden (serving since 1996) and Jeff Merkley (serving since 2009).

Prior to 1906, U.S. senators were elected by the Oregon Legislative Assembly. In 1904, Oregon voters passed a ballot measure that required U.S. senators to be elected by a popular vote and then endorsed by the state legislature. Beginning in 1914, U.S. senators were directly elected by popular vote on the basis of the 17th Amendment to the United States Constitution.


The Electoral system of Oregon

The term electoral system can refer to the method by which elections are conducted (e.g., whether officials are elected in single-winner versus multi-winner systems) or the method by which votes are tallied to determine the outcome of an election (e.g., plurality systems, majority systems, ranked-choice voting systems, etc.). In the United States, most federal and state-level officials are elected via plurality vote in single-winner contests, although some jurisdictions (e.g., cities, school boards, etc.) employ alternative electoral systems.

HIGHLIGHTS

·  In Oregon, state representatives and state senators are elected in single-winner contests via plurality vote.

·  Oregon's elected state executive officials, including the governor and treasurer, are elected in single-winner contests via plurality vote. The same is true for United States Representatives and Senators.

See the sections below for additional information on the following topics:

  1. Background: This section defines and describes methods for conducting elections, including single-winner systems and multi-winner systems. This section also defines and describes various vote-tallying methods, including plurality voting, majority voting, ranked-choice voting, block voting, single voting, and cumulative voting.
  2. Electoral systems used in Oregon: This section outlines the electoral systems used in federal elections (i.e., elections for president and United States senators and representatives) and state-level contests (i.e., elections for state legislators, governors, and other state executives).
  3. State legislation and ballot measures: This section lists state legislation and state and local ballot measures relevant to electoral systems policy.


Oregon Senate election Party and candidate 

  • Jeff Merkley (Democratic)
  • Jo Rae Perkins (Republican)
  • Paul J. Romero, Jr. (Republican)
  • Robert Schwartz (Republican)
  • John Verbeek (Republican)

Oregon Elections Results

#To Be Announced


Past Oregon Elections Results 

United States Senate election in Oregon, 2016

Party

Candidate

Votes

%

±

 

Democratic

Ron Wyden (incumbent)

1,105,119

56.60%

-0.62%

 

Republican

Mark Callahan

651,106

33.35%

-5.90%

 

Working Families

Shanti Lewallen

61,915

3.17%

+1.86%

 

Independent

Steven Reynolds

59,516

3.05%

N/A

 

Pacific Green

Eric Navickas

48,823

2.50%

N/A

 

Libertarian

Jim Lindsay

23,941

1.23%

+0.12

 

n/a

Write-ins

2,058

0.10%

0.00%

Total votes

1,952,478

100.0%

N/A

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