Primary Election Day in USA in 2022

Primary Election Day in USA in 2022
Indianapolis, Indiana. Image by David Mark , via Pixabay

  How long until Primary Election Day?
Primary Election Day
  Dates of Primary Election Day in USA
2022 Indiana Tue, May 3 Government Holiday
2020 Indiana Tue, Jun 2 Government Holiday
2018 Indiana Tue, May 8 Government Holiday
2016 Indiana Tue, May 3 Government Holiday
  Summary

State holiday in Indiana every even year to allow voting in the Primary Elections

When is Primary Election Day?

Primary Election Day is a state holiday in Indiana on the first Tuesday after the first Monday in May every even year.

This holiday is to allow voting in the Primary Elections.

History of Primary Election Day

As the country gears up for elections, Primary elections ("primaries"), are the process by which voters can indicate their preference for their party's candidate, or a candidate in general, in an upcoming general election, local election, or by-election, with the goal of narrowing the field of candidates.

The Primaries take place in all states and other US entities. The famous 'Super Tuesday' in February is when most states vote to select the presidential candidate for the opposing party. Indiana is one of the later states to participate.

The Indiana primary is an open primary, with the state awarding 89 delegates, of which 82 are pledged delegates allocated on the basis of the results of the primary.

While several states observe a state holiday on election day, only Indiana and West Virginia have a state holiday for the Primary Elections.

Did you know?

Wabash, Indiana was illuminated by electric lights at 8 p.m. on March 31st 1880, becoming the first city in the world to be lit by electricity. To make it happen, four “Brush lights” were placed at the top of the Wabash courthouse.

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