Who’s on the ballot?

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, 82 percent of them are on ballots.

More specifically, in Washington, D.C., all 435 U.S. House seats are on ballots while 36 – more than one-third – of the U.S. Senate seats are up for grabs.

At the state level, 36 governors’ seats are on ballots with 29 incumbents seeking re-election.

Four of every five state legislators’ positions throughout the country are also being voted on. There are no state legislative elections in Louisiana, Mississippi, New Jersey and Virginia. Ballots in these four states will focus on local and federal offices, as well as initiatives. LL