The Green Papers: 2021 General Election

Copyright All-up chart of Governors by election 'cycle'

Governors, in all states except New Hampshire and Vermont, serve 4 year terms.
The Governors of New Hampshire and Vermont serve 2 year terms.

Regular Gubernatorial elections are held the first Tuesday following the first Monday in November in all states except Louisiana. Louisiana will hold a non-partisan primary on Saturday 9 October 2023 and, if no candidate receives 50% of the vote, a Saturday 11 November 2023 runoff.

Off Year Election
[next regular election:
Tuesday 2 November 2021]
[next regular election:
Tuesday 8 November 2022]
Off Year Election
[next regular election:
Tuesday 7 November 2023]
Presidential Election
[most recent election:
Tuesday 5 November 2024]
New Jersey: Murphy (D)Alabama: Ivey (R)Kentucky: Beshear (D)Delaware: Carney (D)
Virginia: Northam (D)Alaska: Dunleavy (R)Louisiana: Edwards (D) (next election Saturday 14 October 2023)Indiana: Holcomb (R)
 Arizona: Ducey (R)Mississippi: Reeves (R)Missouri: Parson (R)
 Arkansas: Hutchinson (R) Montana: Gianforte (R)
 California: Newsom (D) North Carolina: Cooper (D)
 Colorado: Polis (D) North Dakota: Burgum (R)
 Connecticut: Lamont (D) Utah: Cox (R)
 Florida: DeSantis (R) Washington: Inslee (D)
 Georgia: Kemp (R) West Virginia: Justice (R)
 Hawaii: Ige (D)  
 Idaho: Little (R)  
 Illinois: Pritzker (D)  
 Iowa: Reynolds (R)  
 Kansas: Kelly (D)  
 Maine: Mills (D)  
 Maryland: Hogan (R)  
 Massachusetts: Baker (R)  
 Michigan: Whitmer (D)  
 Minnesota: Walz (D)  
 Nebraska: Ricketts (R)  
 Nevada: Sisolak (D)  
 New Hampshire: Sununu (R)  
 New Mexico: Lujan Grisham (D)  
 New York: Hochul (D)  
 Ohio: DeWine (R)  
 Oklahoma: Stitt (R)  
 Oregon: Brown (D)  
 Pennsylvania: Wolf (D)  
 Rhode Island: McKee (D)  
 South Carolina: McMaster (R)  
 South Dakota: Noem (R)  
 Tennessee: Lee (R)  
 Texas: Abbott (R)  
 Vermont: Scott (R)  
 Wisconsin: Evers (D)  
 Wyoming: Gordon (R)  
2 November 2021
2 Democratic (D)
8 November 2022
16 Democratic (D)
20 Republican (R)
7 November 2023
2 Democratic (D)
1 Republican (R)
5 November 2024
3 Democratic (D)
6 Republican (R)
Grand Total
23 Democratic (D)
27 Republican (R)

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  2021 Partisan Composition by State  
  Political Parties  
  Senate Electoral Classes  
  Comparative Political Party Predominance in each State, 2000 thru 2016  
  Political Party Floor Leaders in the Congress of the United States  
  Dates of DIRECT PRIMARY Elections re: Major Party Nominations for Statewide and/or Federal Office  
  Length of Terms of Office of STATE Governors throughout American History