The Green Papers: Delaware 2022 General Election
 
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Elections for Statewide offices and Congress
✓ Primary: Tuesday 13 September 2022
✓ General Election: Tuesday 8 November 2022
Tuesday 12 July 2022 - Filing Deadline - Primary .
Monday 15 August 2022 - Filing Deadline - Independent .
Tuesday 13 September 2022 - Primary . Polling hours 7:00a-8:00p EDT (1100-0000 UTC).
Tuesday 20 September 2022 - Filing Deadline - Write-in .
Tuesday 8 November 2022 - General Election . Polling hours 7:00a-8:00p EST (1200-0100 UTC).
 
Senators:2(Electoral Classes 1 and 2)
Governor:1 
2020 Census:990,837 (0.32% of 309,785,186)
2024, 2028 Electoral Votes:3(0.56% of 538)
2022-2030 Representatives:1(0.23% of 435)
2010 Census:900,877 (0.29% of 309,785,186)
2012, 2016, 2020 Electoral Votes:3(0.56% of 538)
2012-2020 Representatives:1(0.23% of 435)
Capital:Dover
 

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Delaware State and Local Government


Only registered voters from participating parties may vote in the Primary Election.

Uncontested offices do not appear on the primary ballot.

2022 Election Calendar from the Delaware Department of Elections.

2022 candidate list from the Delaware Department of Elections.

13 September primary returns from an official source and results from a media source.


8 November 2022 returns from the Delaware Department of Elections. Vote totals last updated 14 November 2022 per the certified vote.

 
           

U.S. Senate  6 year term. No Term Limit. 117th Senate  Senate Electoral Classes

Class 1 Democratic Senator  Thomas R. "Tom" Carper
First elected: 2000; re-elected 2006, 2012, 2018;
[also served in U.S. House- elected: 1982, 1984, 1986, 1988, 1990;
elected Governor: 1992; re-elected: 1996]
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 5 November 2024
 Candidate list (1)
  Candidate Democratic     Senator  Thomas R. "Tom" Carper
FEC S8DE00079

Class 2 Democratic Senator  Christopher A. "Chris" Coons
First elected in a special election: 2010 (to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Senator Joe Biden [Democrat] in January 2009 in order to accede to the Vice-Presidency of the United States; he replaces Senator Edward E. "Ted" Kaufman [Democrat] who had been appointed by the Governor of DELAWARE to temporarily fill the vacancy.). Re-elected: 2014, 2020.
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2026

Governor  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2020, 2024. Term Limit: No one can serve more than 2 4-year terms in a lifetime, All Governors

  Democratic Governor  John Charles Carney, Jr.
Previously served in the U.S. House 2011-2017. First elected to the Governor's Chair: 2016, 2020.
Chair up for regular election: Tuesday 5 November 2024
The current Governor is affected by a term limit and cannot run for re-election.
Open Chair

Lieutenant Governor  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2020, 2024. Elected separately from Governor

  Democratic Lieutenant Governor  Bethany Hall-Long
First elected: 2016; re-elected: 2020.
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 5 November 2024

117th U.S. House of Representatives  2-year term. Election Cycle 2022, 2024. No Term Limit. 117th House
Partisan Composition (primary disposition):
1 Democratic (1 Renominated)

Incumbent - 117th Congress
At-Large
Seat up for regular election
Democratic Member of Congress  Lisa Blunt Rochester
• Re-elected Tuesday 8 November 2022
First elected: 2016
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022
Renominated
 Candidate list (4, 2 write-ins) - 118th Congress
  Elected Democratic 178,416 55.47% Member of Congress  Lisa Blunt Rochester
FEC H6DE00206; 19 Oct 22; Tot $2,692,310; Dsb $2,311,388
  Candidate Republican 138,201 42.97% Lee Murphy
FEC H8DE01044; 28 Nov 22; Tot $367,933; Dsb $355,132
  Candidate Libertarian 3,074 0.96% Cody R. McNutt
FEC H2DE00163
  Candidate Non-Partisan Delaware 1,958 0.61% David L. Rogers
FEC H0DE00159
  Candidate Write-in     Edward Shlikas
FEC H2DE00171
  Candidate Write-in     Scott Walker
FEC H6DE00214
Total 321,649 100.00%  

Attorney General  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2018, 2022

Seat up for regular election Democratic Attorney General  Kathleen "Kathy" Jennings
• Re-elected Tuesday 8 November 2022
First elected: 2018
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022
Renominated
 Candidate list (2)
  Elected Democratic 171,837 53.83% Attorney General  Kathleen "Kathy" Jennings
  Candidate Republican 147,369 46.17% Julianne E. Murray
Total 319,206 100.00%  

Treasurer  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2018, 2022

Seat up for regular election Democratic Treasurer  Colleen C. Davis
• Re-elected Tuesday 8 November 2022
First elected: 2018
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022
Renominated
 Candidate list (2)
  Elected Democratic 170,438 53.64% Treasurer  Colleen C. Davis
  Candidate Republican 147,307 46.36% Greg Coverdale
Total 317,745 100.00%  

Auditor  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2018, 2022

Seat up for regular election
Open
Democratic Auditor Dennis Greenhouse
Appointed 27 October 2022 [re: resignation of Kathleen K. "Kathy" McGuiness (Democratic)]
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022
Open Seat - Not running in 2022.
 ** Open Office (no incumbent) **
 Candidate list (2)
  Elected Democratic 171,764 54.20% Lydia York
  Candidate Republican 145,161 45.80% Janice Lorrah
Total 316,925 100.00%  
 19 October 2022: Auditor Kathleen K. "Kathy" McGuiness (Democratic), who was first elected in 2018, resigned. Auditor McGuiness had been convicted of misdemeanor official misconduct and conflict of interest. She had previously lost the 13 September 2022 Primary.
27 October 2022: Governor John Charles Carney, Jr. (Democratic) appointed Dennis Greenhouse (Democratic) to fill the remainder of the term which expires in January 2023. Mr. Greenhouse previously served as Auditor in 1982.

Commissioner of Insurance  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2020, 2024

  Democratic Insurance Commissioner  Trinidad Navarro
First elected: 2016; re-elected: 2020.
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 5 November 2024
 

Political Parties    Parties appear in parenthesis and italics when a candidate receives the endorsement of a given Party and/or official sources indicate a candidate's association with a particular Party but only where the Party in question does not appear on the actual ballot as such.

Major Parties   Those parties which received electoral votes through winning a plurality of a state's [or the District of Columbia's] popular vote in any presidential election between 1984 and 2016. See Classification of Political parties.
  Democratic (affiliates): 9 incumbents, 5 candidates
  Republican: 4 candidates
Major Third Parties   Any Party, other than a Major Party, receiving a minimum of 15/100ths of 1 percent of the nationwide popular vote in any presidential election between 1984 and 2016. See Classification of Political parties.
  Libertarian: 1 candidate
Other Third Parties
  Blue Enigma Party
  Independent Party Of Delaware
  Non-Partisan Delaware: 1 candidate
Write-in/Scattered/otherwise not readily classifiable
  Write-in: 2 candidates
 
Candidates running under the banner of more than one party are counted towards each party's total. A candidate who has lost a primary or is apparently no longer a candidate is not counted.

Notes

Candidates for office appear on this page in italics where 'The Green Papers' does not yet have independent confirmation from a legal election authority that the person has been officially certified to appear on the ballot.

Primary dates marked "presumably" and polling times marked "reportedly" are based on unofficial or estimated data (especially as regards local variations from a jurisdictionwide statutory and/or regulatory standard) and are, thereby, subject to change.

"FEC" indicates the Federal Election Commission (FEC) Campaign Finance Summary.

When available, we post each candidate's FEC identification number, the date of their most recently filed Report of Receipts and Disbursements, their "Tot" [Total Receipts (contributions received or what came in: FEC Form 3, Line 16, Column B)] and their "Dsb" [Total Disbursements (expenditures or what was spent: FEC Form 3, Line 23, Column B)]. A link is provided to the Federal Election Commission's Summary Report for those who might wish to explore the details.

If a candidate raises or spends $5,000 or less, he or she is not subject to FEC reporting requirements.


Links Links to other web sites

Constitution   Links to State Constitutions
  State of Delaware Online Constitution, Delaware Code, and Administrative Code
  The Delaware Constitution of 1897 as amended
Election Authority
  Commissioner of Elections for the State of Delaware
Legislature   Links to State Legislatures
  Delaware General Assembly
Democratic
  Delaware Democratic Party
Republican
  The Republican State Committee of Delaware
Third Party
  Independent Party of Delaware
  Independent Party of Delaware
  The Blue Enigma Party
Media & others
  Cape Gazette - Lewes
  Delaware Coast Press - Salisbury
  Delaware Grapevine
  Delaware State News - Dover
  Delaware Wave - Bethany Beach
  delawareonline.com - Wilmington - New Castle - Georgetown
  delmarvanow.com - Delmarva Peninsula
  Newark Post - Elkton
  Politics1.com - Delaware
  Smyrna/Clayton Sun-Times - Smyrna
  The Daily Times - Salisbury
  The Middletown Transcript
  WBOC TV - CBS, UPN - Salisbury
  WDEL AM - Wilmington
  WDOV AM - FOX - Dover
  WGMD FM - Lewes - Rehoboth
  WILM AM - Wilmington
  WMDT TV - ABC - Salisbury

 


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