Midterm elections 2018: When are the primaries? A state-by-state list

This year will see primaries in all 50 states in advance of the midterm elections in November.

The winners of the primaries -- and runoffs, if necessary -- will face off in the Nov. 6 General Election.

Here is a list of primaries by state and a list by date.

2018 primary elections by state – (the second date is for runoff election if needed)

  • Alabama - June 5 | July 17
  • Alaska - Aug. 21
  • Arizona - Aug. 28
  • Arkansas - May 22 | June 19
  • California - June 5
  • Colorado - June 26
  • Connecticut - Aug. 14
  • Delaware - Sept. 6
  • Florida - Aug. 28
  • Georgia - May 22 | July 24
  • Hawaii - Aug. 11
  • Idaho - May 15
  • Illinois - March 20
  • Indiana - May 8
  • Iowa - June 5
  • Kansas - Aug. 7
  • Kentucky - May 22
  • Louisiana - Nov. 6 | Dec. 8 (Louisiana holds its primary on General Election day; if a runoff is needed, it will be in December
  • Maine - June 12
  • Maryland - June 26
  • Massachusetts - Sept. 4
  • Michigan - Aug. 7
  • Minnesota - Aug. 14
  • Mississippi - June 5 | June 26
  • Missouri - Aug. 7
  • Montana - June 5
  • Nebraska May 15
  • Nevada - June 12
  • New Hampshire - Sept. 11
  • New Jersey - June 5
  • New Mexico - June 5
  • New York - Sept. 13
  • North Carolina - May 8
  • North Dakota - June 12
  • Ohio - May 8
  • Oklahoma - June 26 | Aug. 28
  • Oregon - May 15
  • Pennsylvania - May 15
  • Rhode Island - Sept. 12
  • South Carolina - June 12 | June 26
  • South Dakota - June 5
  • Tennessee - Aug. 2
  • Texas - Mar 6 | May 22
  • Utah - June 26
  • Vermont - Aug. 14
  • Virginia - June 12
  • Washington - Aug. 7
  • West Virginia - May 8
  • Wisconsin - Aug. 14
  • Wyoming - Aug. 21

Here are the primary elections by date:

  • March 6 – Texas
  • March 20 – Illinois
  • May 8 – Indiana, North Carolina, Ohio, West Virginia
  • May 15 – Idaho, Nebraska, Oregon, Pennsylvania
  • May 22 – Arkansas, Georgia, Kentucky
  • June 5 – Alabama, California, Iowa, Mississippi, Montana, New Jersey, New Mexico, South Dakota
  • June 12 – Maine, Nevada, North Dakota, South Carolina, Virginia
  • June 26 – Colorado, Maryland, New York, Oklahoma, Utah
  • Aug. 2 – Tennessee
  • Aug. 7 – Kansas, Michigan, Missouri, Washington
  • Aug. 11 – Hawaii
  • Aug. 14 – Connecticut, Minnesota, Vermont, Wisconsin
  • Aug. 21 – Alaska, Wyoming
  • Aug. 28 – Arizona, Florida
  • Sept. 4 – Massachusetts
  • Sept. 6 – Delaware
  • Sept. 11 – New Hampshire
  • Sept. 12 – Rhode Island
  • Nov. 6 – Louisiana
  • Nov. 6 – General Election