2019 United States elections Off-year elections Election day November 5 Congressional special elections Seats contested 2 House mid-term vacancies Net seat change 0 Gubernatorial elections Seats contested 3 Net seat change 0 Map of the 2019 gubernatorial races Light blue: Democratic incumbent Light red: Republican incumbent Dark red: Term-limited Republican Gray: no election
2019 United States elections will be held, in large part, on Tuesday, November 5, 2019. This off-year election includes the regular gubernatorial elections in Kentucky, Louisiana, and Mississippi. State legislative elections will also be held in Louisiana, Mississippi, Virginia, and in the New Jersey General Assembly (the lower house of the New Jersey legislature). Numerous citizen initiatives, mayoral races, and a variety of other local elections will also occur. Special elections to the United States Congress will take place if vacancies arise.
Federal special elections
The following special elections will be held to replace members who resigned or died in the
116th U.S. Congress:
Partisan control of states prior to the 2019 elections.
Democratic trifecta Republican trifecta Divided government Officially non-partisan legislature
The 2019 state elections will impact the
redistricting that will follow the 2020 United States Census, as many states task governors and state legislators with drawing new boundaries for state legislative and Congressional districts. Republicans will defend their "trifecta" (unified control of the governorship and the state legislature) in Kentucky and Mississippi, while Democrats will defend their trifecta in New Jersey. The other two states holding elections, Louisiana and Virginia, both have a divided government, meaning that each major party controls the governorship or at least one legislative chamber.
Three states will hold gubernatorial elections in 2019:
Kentucky: One-term Republican Matt Bevin is seeking re-election. Declared Republicans running against Bevin in the primary include State Representative Robert Goforth, Ike Lawrence and William Woods. Declared Democratic candidates include Attorney General Andy Beshear, former state auditor Adam Edelen, House Minority Leader Rocky Adkins and Geoff Young. Secretary of State  Alison Lundergan Grimes declined to run. 
Louisiana: One-term Democrat John Bel Edwards is seeking re-election. Republican U.S. Rep. Ralph Abraham has declared his candidacy, while Republican U.S. Sen.  John Neely Kennedy, widely expected to challenge Edwards, has declined to run.  Mississippi: Two-term Republican Phil Bryant is term-limited in 2019 and therefore ineligible to seek re-election. Potential Republican candidates include Mississippi House of Representatives Speaker Philip Gunn, former U.S. Senator Trent Lott, State Senator Chris McDaniel, Lieutenant Governor Tate Reeves, and Mississippi Supreme Court Chief Justice Bill Waller. Democratic candidates include Attorney General Jim Hood. 
Legislative elections will be held for both houses of the
Louisiana Legislature, the Mississippi Legislature, the Virginia General Assembly, and the lower house of the New Jersey Legislature.
Major cities holding mayoral elections in 2019 include:
Charlotte: One-term incumbent Vi Lyles, a Democrat, is eligible for re-election. 
Chicago: Two-term incumbent Rahm Emanuel, a Democrat, is not running for re-election.  
Dallas: Two-term incumbent Mike Rawlings, a Democrat, is ineligible to run due to term limits. 
Denver: Two-term incumbent Michael Hancock, a Democrat, is eligible for re-election.
Houston: One-term incumbent Sylvester Turner, a Democrat, is eligible for re-election.
Indianapolis: One-term incumbent Joe Hogsett, a Democrat, is eligible for re-election.
Jacksonville, Florida: One-term incumbent Lenny Curry, a Republican, is eligible for re-election.
Kansas City, Missouri: Two-term incumbent Sly James is ineligible to run due to term limits. 
Las Vegas: Two-term incumbent Carolyn Goodman, a Democrat, is running for re-election. 
Memphis: One-term incumbent Jim Strickland, a Democrat, is eligible for re-election. 
Nashville: Incumbent David Briley, a Democrat, is running for re-election.
Philadelphia: One-term incumbent Jim Kenney, a Democrat, is running for re-election. 
San Antonio: One-term incumbent Ron Nirenberg, Nonpartisan, is eligible for re-election.
San Francisco: Incumbent London Breed, a Democrat, serving the remainder of the term of Ed Lee, a Democrat, is eligible to run for a first full term in office. Tampa: Two-term incumbent Bob Buckhorn, a Democrat, is ineligible to run due to term limits. 
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