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On Tuesday, November 6, 2018, the midterm elections will determine the new composition of the U.S. House of Representatives, with all 435 seats up for election. As of June 26, 2018, the current 115th Congress contained 235 Republicans, 193 Democrats and seven vacant seats.
The characteristics of U.S. House districts vary widely from coast to coast and within states. Our nonpartisan Representing US project explores the differences across all 435 districts—from education and poverty levels, to racial and immigrant make-up, to the size of each generation of voting age, partisan lean, and more. Gain insights about the households that will elect—and be represented by—the new House in our Representing US tools below.
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Will all parties participate in the presidential nomination primary?
No, only major parties will participate. Two major parties, the Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party and the Republican Party, have submitted candidates for the ballot. Two other major parties, the Grassroots-Legalize Cannabis Party and the Legal Marijuana Now Party, have notified this office that they will not be participating.
Will all parties be on the same ballot?
No, each participating major party will have a separate ballot.
Who decides which candidates will appear on a party’s ballot?
The chair of each party will submit a list of candidates for the party’s ballot no later than 63 days before the date of the presidential primary (December 31, 2019). The Republican candidate list was filed 10/25/19, and the Democratic-Farmer-Labor candidate list was filed 12/17/19.
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Voting is a right for all U.S. citizens. But it is often threatened by state laws and complex voting procedures. Your rights matter. Your voice matters. Your vote matters. FindLaw.com has the resources you need to vote on Election Day and get help if anything stands in the way.
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