Table 6.7

Voting Statistics of Gubernatorial Elections


  Primary election General election
FIPS State or other
jurisdiction
Date of
last
election
Republican Democrat 3rd Party Independent Total votes Republican Percent Democrat Percent 3rd Party Percent Independent and
write-in
Percent Total votes
01Alabama2018591,199283,70500874,9041,022,45759.5694,49540.400.02,6370.21,719,589
02Alaska201871,19539,241 (a)00110,436145,63151.4125,73944.45,4021.96,3622.2283,134
04Arizona2018655,538505,4812,64801,163,6671,330,86356.0994,34141.850,9624.82750.02,376,441
05Arkansas2018206,405105,91900312,324582,40665.3283,21831.825,8853.100.0891,509
06California (b)20182,519,1364,350,51391,48106,961,1304,742,82538.17,721,41061.900.000.012,464,235
08Colorado2018503,205637,002001,140,2071,080,80142.81,348,88853.495,3734.700.02,525,062
09Connecticut2018142,858212,54300355,401650,138 (d)48.2694,510 (d)50.762,0810.0740.01,406,803
10Delaware202055,447119,31100174,758190,31238.6292,90359.53,2700.76,1501.2492,635
12Florida20181,622,1241,519,492003,141,6164,076,18649.64,043,72349.247,1403.853,5120.78,220,561
13Georgia2018607,441555,089001,162,5301,978,40850.21,923,68548.837,2352.44320.03,939,328
15Hawaii201831,156242,5144541,138275,262131,71933.7244,93462.710,12313.54,0671.0390,843
16Idaho2018194,53665,88200260,418361,66159.8231,08138.212,3385.8510.0605,131
17Illinois2018722,1621,324,548002,046,7101,765,75138.82,479,74654.5302,0453.31150.04,547,657
18Indiana2020408,230 (c)524,496 (c)00932,7261,706,72751.4968,09445.4345,5673.200.03,020,388
19Iowa201894,118 (c)178,9241,6961,649276,387667,27550.3630,98647.528,8893.64880.01,327,638
20Kansas2018317,615156,27300473,888453,64543.0506,72748.020,0204.075,1747.11,055,566
21Kentucky2019259,866394,51300654,379707,75448.9709,89049.128,4330.0460.01,446,123
22Louisiana (e)2019696,434636,963010,9661,344,363734,28648.7774,49851.300.000.01,508,784
23Maine201894,382125,3910748220,521272,31143.2320,96250.937,2688.41260.0630,667
24Maryland2018157,503 (c)391,70600549,209855,53957.7608,81041.116,5841.51,0960.11,482,029
25Massachusetts2018273,011551,47000824,481885,77033.11,781,34166.63.37,5040.32,674,615
26Michigan2018989,5251,131,447697502,127,9471,859,53443.72,266,19353.3124,8262.2320.04,250,585
27Minnesota2018289,957582,35000872,3071,097,70542.41,393,09653.895,4022.21,0840.02,587,287
28Mississippi2019383,080302,39000685,470459,39651.9414,36846.82,6250.08,5221.0884,911
29Missouri2020682,756537,9275,03301,225,7161,225,77140.71,720,20257.166,3012.2130.03,012,287
30Montana2020223,150148,5937130372,456328,54854.4250,86041.624,1794.0210.0603,608
31Nebraska2018169,86091,94200261,802411,81259.0286,16941.003.500.0697,981
32Nevada2018142,184 (f)145,420 (f)00287,604440,32045.3480,00749.432,6072.718,865 (f)2.9971,799
33New Hampshire2020149,846137,9990541288,386516,60965.1264,63933.411,3291.46830.1793,260
34New Jersey2021167,690382,98400550,6741,255,18548.01,339,47151.28,4500.300.02,614,886
35New Mexico201875,162 (c)175,8981750251,235298,09142.8398,36857.200.000.0696,459
36New York2018(c)1,558,352001,558,3522,207,602 (g)36.23,635,340 (g)59.6254,4204.200.06,097,362
37North Carolina2020784,7911,294,633002,079,4242,586,60547.02,834,79051.581,3831.500.05,502,778
38North Dakota2020107,02334,501 (c)705790143,019235,62965.890,92525.413,8333.917,4724.9357,859
39Ohio2018834,967688,7883,03101,526,7862,231,91750.42,067,84746.7129,4603.33580.04,429,582
40Oklahoma2018452,606395,49435580399,052644,57954.3500,97342.240,8330.000.01,186,385
41Oregon2018313,984395,937023,778733,699814,98843.7934,49850.164,1193.453,3922.91,866,997
42Pennsylvania2018737,312749,812 (c)001,487,1242,039,88240.72,895,65257.877,0210.000.05,012,555
44Rhode Island201833,087117,87500150,962139,93237.2198,12252.614,34621.424,0016.4376,401
45South Carolina2018367,983240,46800608,451921,34254.0784,18245.901.72,0450.11,707,569
46South Dakota2018102,772(c)00102,772172,70651.0161,17147.64,8380.000.0338,715
47Tennessee2018792,888373,390001,166,2781,336,10659.6864,86338.603.342,3251.92,243,294
48Texas20181,549,0061,022,558002,571,5644,656,19655.83,546,61542.5140,6321.800.08,343,443
49Utah2020527,178(h)00527,178918,75463.9442,75430.877,2035.400.01,438,711
50Vermont202058,626109,3659410168,932248,41267.099,21426.700.023,3426.3370,968
51Virginia (m)202130,000307,36700337,3671,663,15850.61,559,47048.623,1070.72,5920.13,248,327
53Washington20201,122,5901,307,53034,39224,4472,488,9591,749,06643.12,294,24356.600.013,1450.34,056,454
54West Virginia2020211,843192,46500404,308497,94464.8237,02430.833,8364.400.0768,804
55Wisconsin2018455,563538,64600994,1911,295,08048.51,324,30749.631,3120.021,6430.82,672,342
56Wyoming2018116,78618,07600134,862136,41267.155,96527.59,7612.41,1000.5203,238
60American Samoa2020(i)(i)(i)(i)(i)(i)(i)(i)(i)(i)(i)(i)(i)11,861
66Guam2018(c)25,6990025,6999,48726.418,25850.800.08,20522.835,950
69CNMI*2018(j)(j)(j)(j)(j)892262.200.000.05,42037.814,342
72Puerto Rico (l)2020281,529204,26900462,973406,83032.9389,89631.5430,3104.410,9980.91,238,034
78U.S. Virgin Islands2018N.A.N.A.N.A.N.A.N.A.00.09,711 (k)39.200.015,811 (k)60.825,522

Source:

The Council of State Governments' survey of state elections web sites, March 2020, May 2021 and July 2022.

Key:

* Commonwealth of Northern Mariana Islands
N.A. Not applicable

Footnotes:

(a) In 2018, the Democratic Primary was known as the ADL ballot, which featured candidates from the Democratic, Libertarian and Independence Parties.
(b) California became an open primary state after passage of Proposition 14 in the June 2010 election. The top two vote-getters in primary races for congressional, state legislative and statewide offices, regardless of political party, will be in a face-off in the general election. California had a recall election in 2021.
(c) Candidate ran unopposed.
(d) Republican vote total includes 25,388 votes from the Independent party. Democratic vote total includes 17,861 from the Working Families Party.
(e) Louisiana has an open primary which requires all candidates, regardless of party affiliation, to appear on a single ballot. If a candidate receives over 50 percent of the vote in the primary, he is elected to the office. If no candidate receives a majority vote, then a single election is held between the two candidates receiving the most votes.
(f) Nevada voters have the option to select "None of These Candidates." If the "None of These Candidates" option receives the most votes in an election, the actual candidate who receives the most votes wins the election. In the Democratic primary, the "None of These Candidates" option received 5,069 votes. In the Republican primary, 6,136 voters selected that option. The "None of These Candidates" option received 18,865 votes in the general election.
(g) Democratic vote includes 68,713 from the Independence Party, 27,733 from the Women's Equality Party, and 114,478 from the Working Families Party. The Republican vote includes 253,624 from the Conservative Party and 27,493 from the Reform Party.
(h) Candidate nominated by convention.
(i) There are no primaries. Instead, the law provides for a run off when none of the candidates receives more than 50% of the vote. All elections and candidates are nonpartisan, but candidates do identify with specific parties. The vote total in the general election was 11,861.
(j) There are no primaries. Instead, the law provides for a run off when none of the candidates receives more than 50% of the vote.
(k) In the general election in the U.S. Virgin Islands, a runoff was held because no candidate received more than 50% of the vote. The vote total in the runoff election was 21,635, with the Democratic candidate Albert Bryan winnning with 54.5% of the vote.
(l) New Progressive Party listed under Republicans and Popular Democratic Party listed under Democrats.
(m) The Republican primary is done by ranking all possible candidates. The number included as votes for the Republican primary is a total of all people who participated in the ranking process.