Election Night Resources from the Center for American Women and Politics

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Election Day is one week away, and the Center for American Women and Politics (CAWP), a unit of the Eagleton Institute of Politics at Rutgers University, shares election night resources for covering women candidates in the 2022 elections. CAWP will report real time results throughout election night on social media and will issue a release the day after Election Day with preliminary results for women candidates. With the expansion of mail-in voting, as well as potential challenges to results, we anticipate delays in reporting and will issue regular updates via media advisories as outcomes are determined.

 

Election 2022 Results Tracker

CAWP’s Election 2022 Results Tracker will update through election night (and beyond) as results for women candidates are called by the Associated Press. On this page, you will find interactive data visualizations that track:

  • Election results as compared to current numbers and historical records.
  • The number of women who will serve in the 118th Congress overall, as well as in the U.S. House and Senate, with data broken down by party and by race/ethnicity.
  • link to a full list of all the women who will serve in the 118th Congress, sortable by party, chamber, state, and candidate race/ethnicity.
  • The number of non-incumbent women winners of U.S. House seats, with data broken down by party and by race/ethnicity.
  • Lists of all non-incumbent women winners of U.S. House and Senate seats sortable by party, state, candidate race/ethnicity, and whether they defeated incumbents or won open seat contests.
  • The number of women who will serve in statewide elected executive office in 2023, with data broken down by party and by race/ethnicity.
  • List of all winners of statewide elected executive office, sortable by office, party, state, candidate race/ethnicity, and whether they flipped the partisanship of the seat.
  • The number of women who will serve in state legislative office in 2023, with data broken down by party and chamber.

 

CAWP on Twitter

Follow CAWP on Twitter on election night and in the days that follow for results from races featuring women candidates, notifications about new records for women officeholders, and information about notable firsts for women winners.

 

Records and Potential Notable Firsts

Find a full list of potential firsts for women officeholders in election 2022 here. A number of current records for women officeholders are available on our election night tracker. They include:

  • Women governors: 9 [first set in 2004]
  • Women in the U.S. Congress: 147 [set in 2022]
  • Women in the U.S. House: 123 [set in 2022]
  • Women in the U.S. Senate: 26 [set in 2020]
  • Women state legislators: 2307 [set in 2022]
  • Freshman women House members: 36 [set in 2018]
  • Freshman women Democratic House members: 35 [set in 2018]
  • Freshman women Republican House members: 19 [set in 2020]
  • Asian American/Pacific Islander women
    • in the U.S. Congress: 11 [set in 2021] 
    • in the U.S. House: 8 [set in 2021] 
    • in the U.S. Senate: 3 [set in 2017] 
  • Black women
    • in the U.S. Congress: 26 [set in 2021] 
    • in the U.S. House: 26 [set in 2022] 
    • in the U.S. Senate: 1 [set in 1993] 
  • Latina/Hispanic women
    • in the U.S. Congress: 15 [set in 2022] 
    • in the U.S. House: 14 [set in 2022] 
    • in the U.S. Senate: 1 [set in 2017] 
  • Middle Eastern/North African Women
    • in the U.S. Congress: 2 [set in 2019] 
    • in the U.S. House: 2 [set in 2019] 
    • in the U.S. Senate: Never 
  • Native American/Alaska Native/Native Hawaiian Women
    • in the U.S. Congress: 2 [set in 2019] 
    • in the U.S. House: 2 [set in 2019] 
    • in the U.S. Senate: Never 
  • White Women
    • in the U.S. Congress: 96 [set in 2022] 
    • in the U.S. House: 75 [set in 2022] 
    • in the U.S. Senate: 21 [set in 2021] 

 

CAWP Experts

To reach one of our scholars or experts on election night, contact Daniel De Simone via phone or text at 760.703.0948.

  • Debbie Walsh, Director. Walsh has worked at the Center since 1981. She became CAWP’s director in 2001, and, in this role, she oversees the Center’s multi-faceted research, analysis, and leadership programming.
  • Kelly Dittmar, Director of Research and CAWP Scholar. Dittmar is the author of two books about women candidates and officeholders, and she manages CAWP’s research and analyses on gender in elections and officeholding. Her previous research has also analyzed gender and the American presidency.
  • Jean Sinzdak, Associate Director. Sinzdak manages the Center’s campaign-training program, Ready to Run®, as well as its national network of partner programs. She is also the project director for CAWP’s national education and awareness campaign to make women’s public leadership visible to young people, Teach a Girl to Lead®.
  • Kira Sanbonmatsu, Senior Scholar. Sanbonmatsu’s most recent research work focuses on women and campaign finance. She has written extensively about gender, race/ethnicity, parties, public opinion, and state politics.

 

CAWP Information on Women in the 2022 Elections

Finally, to find the most up-to-date information about women candidates and voters in 2022 as you prepare your election night coverage, visit CAWP’s Election Watch, with information including:

Contact

Daniel De Simone: ddesimone@eagleton.rugters.edu; 760.703.0948