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October 29, 2012

By Ballotpedia's State legislative team

New York's State Legislative Elections in 2012
Senate seats Contested senate seats House seats Contested house seats
63 42 (66.7%) 150 98 (65.3%)

Albany, New York: There are 213 total legislative seats with 2012 elections in New York, where polling places open at 6:00 AM and close at 9:00 PM New York Time.

In the Senate, Republicans currently hold 33 of 62 seats; Democrats need to gain 4 seats to flip control of the chamber. Only two incumbents are retiring, both Republicans. Unlike the Senate, the Assembly is solidly Democratic (99-49) and is unlikely to change hands.

Of the 213 incumbents up for election in 2012, 189 (88.7%) of them are running for re-election. A total of 140 of 213 (65.7%) districts will see more than one major party candidate in the general election.

Here are a few races to watch:



New York State Senate
Party As of November 5, 2012 After the 2012 Election
     Democratic Party 29 33
     Republican Party 33 30
Total 62 63

New York State Assembly
Party As of November 5, 2012 After the 2012 Election
     Democratic Party 99 105
     Republican Party 49 44
     Independence Party of New York 1 1
     Vacancy 1 0
Total 150 150


See also

New York