Ballotpedia's 2012 General Election Preview Articles: Delaware State Legislature

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October 29, 2012

By Ballotpedia's State legislative team

Delaware's State Legislative Elections in 2012
Senate seats Contested senate seats House seats Contested house seats
21 19 (90.47%) 41 34 (82.92%)

Dover: Delaware: There are 62 total legislative seats with 2012 elections in Delaware, where polling places are open from 7:00 am to 8:00 pm, Eastern Time. If you are in line waiting to vote at closing time, you may cast your vote even if it is done after 8:00 pm.[1]

Both the House and the Senate are overwhelmingly Democratic, and are unlikely to change hands in 2012. Going into the election, the Democratic Party held a 14-7 majority in the Senate and a 26-15 majority in the House.

Of the 62 incumbents up for election in 2012, 53 (85.48%) of them are running for re-election. A total of 24 of 62 (38.71%) districts will see more than one major party candidate in the general election.

Here are a few races to watch:

Senate

House


Delaware State Senate
Party As of November 5, 2012 After the 2012 Election
     Democratic Party 14 13
     Republican Party 7 8
Total 21 21


Delaware House of Representatives
Party As of November 5, 2012 After the 2012 Election
     Democratic Party 26 27
     Republican Party 15 14
Total 41 41


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