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Elections and Voting

How to use government information basic information for assignments, research, and your own personal use during elections and to vote as an informed citizen.



Offices/Measures That May Appear on the Ballot

Federal (even years)

President/Vice-President (elected every four years; next election in 2020)

Senator (elected every six years for staggered terms)

Representative (elected every two years)

State Executive Officers (elected every four years)


Lieutenant Governor

Secretary of State



Attorney General

Superintendent of Public Instruction

Commissioner of Public Lands

Insurance Commissioner

State Legislative Office

State Senator (4 year terms)

State Representative (2 year terms)

State Judicial Office

State Supreme Court justice (6 year terms)

State Court of Appeals judge (6 year terms)

State Superior Court judge (4 year terms)