Highlights

  • Crucial midterm elections in United States
  • 435 seats in House of Representatives, 35 in Senate at stake
  • Democrats control Congress but by wafer-thin majority

Latest news

VVS Laxman opens up on coaching Team India in Rahul Dravid's absence

VVS Laxman opens up on coaching Team India in Rahul Dravid's absence

Israeli filmmaker Nadav Lapid says speaking out against 'The Kashmir Files' was ‘not easy’

Israeli filmmaker Nadav Lapid says speaking out against 'The Kashmir Files' was ‘not easy’

Bank holidays in December 2022: closed for 14 days; here's the full list

Bank holidays in December 2022: closed for 14 days; here's the full list

Watch: Here's why Iranians celebrated football team's loss to US | FIFA World Cup 2022

Watch: Here's why Iranians celebrated football team's loss to US | FIFA World Cup 2022

Watch: Chinese astronaut docks with space station

Watch: Chinese astronaut docks with space station

US midterm elections: All you need to know

On November 8, voters across the US will go to polls in the midterm elections for the first referendum on Joe Biden's leadership

Voters in US will cast their ballot on November 8 for the crucial midterm election

The midterms take place two years after a presidential election, mid-way through a US president’s four-year term

All 435 seats in the House of Representatives or the Lower House are on the ballot, as well as 35 Senate seats or the Upper House

Like the Indian Parliament, US Congress has 535 members

The Congress is divided into two chambers, the Senate and the House of Representatives.

There are 100 members in the senate elected for a six-year term and every two years a third of the Senate is up for re-election.

Similarly, the House of Representatives has 435 members for a two-year term after which every seat is up for re-election.

A political party needs 51 seats to have control in the Senate, while 218 are required to achieve a majority in the House.

At stake in these elections is the control of the House of Representatives

Currently, the Democrats control both chambers, but by very slim majorities. The House is controlled by the Democrats with 221 seats and the Senate is equally split where the Republicans hold 50 seats, while Democrats hold 48. There are two independent Representatives who favour Biden.
More than 42 million Americans have cast early ballots ahead of midterm elections as most of the 50 US states allow voters to cast ballots early

Also watch: What are key issues in the US Midterms?

Up Next

US midterm elections: All you need to know

US midterm elections: All you need to know

Watch: Here's why Iranians celebrated football team's loss to US | FIFA World Cup 2022

Watch: Here's why Iranians celebrated football team's loss to US | FIFA World Cup 2022

Watch: Chinese astronaut docks with space station

Watch: Chinese astronaut docks with space station

Strict patrolling, cell phone checking: China's forces mobilise to end anti-covid policy protests

Strict patrolling, cell phone checking: China's forces mobilise to end anti-covid policy protests

Amid warning to US officials, Pentagon says China to have 1500 nuclear warheads by 2035

Amid warning to US officials, Pentagon says China to have 1500 nuclear warheads by 2035

England no longer majority-Christian country for the 1st time, reveals latest census report

England no longer majority-Christian country for the 1st time, reveals latest census report

More videos

Love is Love: US senate votes, passes bill to protect same-sex marriage

Love is Love: US senate votes, passes bill to protect same-sex marriage

US couple remarries after husband fails to recall marriage of 37 years

US couple remarries after husband fails to recall marriage of 37 years

China launches three astronauts for its space station

China launches three astronauts for its space station

UK waters down internet rules plan after free speech outcry

UK waters down internet rules plan after free speech outcry

Europe's biggest cocaine cartel busted in transcontinental raids: report

Europe's biggest cocaine cartel busted in transcontinental raids: report

This country is using typewriters, pen & paper after major cyber-attack took down systems

This country is using typewriters, pen & paper after major cyber-attack took down systems

Watch: Mauna Loa volcano's eruption in 38 years threatens populated areas

Watch: Mauna Loa volcano's eruption in 38 years threatens populated areas

Iran protests: military reveals how many people killed so far; 'official' death toll below NGO estimates

Iran protests: military reveals how many people killed so far; 'official' death toll below NGO estimates

Four-day work week: 100 UK firms sign up for permanent three-days week off

Four-day work week: 100 UK firms sign up for permanent three-days week off

Why 3 men spent 11 days on rudder of ship, braving dangerous waves to reach Spain's Canary Islands

Why 3 men spent 11 days on rudder of ship, braving dangerous waves to reach Spain's Canary Islands

Editorji Technologies Pvt. Ltd. © 2022 All Rights Reserved.