Primary Elections by State and territory

This chart lists the State primary election dates in all the States, the District of Columbia and U.S. Territories. This chart also lists primary runoff dates (if applicable); States with U.S. Senate races; the number of House Districts for each State/Territory and those States with Gubernatorial races.

Download the PDF version of the 2018 Primary Election Dates Calendar here.

State State Primary State Primary Runoff General Election
U.S. Senate U.S. Representative
Alabama June 5 July 17 No 7
Alaska August 21 - No 1
American Samoa - - - 1 delegate
Arizona August 28 - Yes 9
Arkansas May 22 June 19 No 4
California June 5 - Yes 53
Colorado June 26 - No 7
Connecticut August 14 - Yes 5
Delaware September 6 - Yes 1
District of Columbia June 19 - - 1 delegate
Florida August 28 - Yes 27
Georgia May 22 July 24 No 14
Guam August 25 - - 1 delegate
Hawaii August 11 - Yes 2
Idaho May 15 - No 2
Illinois - - No 18
Indiana May 8 - Yes 9
Iowa June 5 - No 4
Kansas August 7 - No 4
Kentucky May 22 - No 6
Louisiana November 6 - No 6
Maine June 12 - Yes 2
Maryland June 26 - Yes 8
Massachusetts September 4 - Yes 9
Michigan August 7 - Yes 14
Minnesota August 14 - Yes 8
Mississippi June 5 - Yes 4
Missouri August 7 - Yes 8
Montana June 5 - Yes 1
Nebraska May 15 - Yes 3
Nevada June 12 - Yes 4
New Hampshire September 11 - No 2
New Jersey June 5 - Yes 12
New Mexico June 5 - Yes 3
New York June 26 - Yes 27
North Carolina May 8 July 17 No 13
North Dakota June 12 - Yes 1
Ohio May 8 - Yes 16
Oklahoma June 26 August 28 No 5
Oregon May 15 - No 5
Pennsylvania May 15 - Yes 18
Puerto Rico - - - 1 resident
Rhode Island September 12 - Yes 2
South Carolina June 12 June 26 No 7
South Dakota June 5 - No 1
Tennessee August 2 - Yes 9
Texas - May 22 Yes 36
Utah June 26 - Yes 4
Vermont August 14 - Yes 1
Virgin Islands August 4 - - 1 delegate
Virginia June 12 - Yes 11
Washington August 7 - Yes 10
West Virginia May 8 - Yes 3
Wisconsin August 14 - Yes 8
Wyoming August 21 - Yes 1