US midterm elections

The US midterm elections are being held on Tuesday, 8 November 2022. Midterms are held halfway between presidential elections (in the middle of a four-year presidential term, hence the name). The national component of the midterms – the vote for Congress – is what receives the most attention. All 435 seats in the House of Representatives are contested every two years and a third of Senate seats every six years (so, a third of the Senate is elected with the House every two years). Votes are also held for state and local positions. In 2022, elections for governors will be held in 36 states and 3 territories.