Every election matters. While political pundits may be already focused on 2024, Americans voters will choose many of their critical state and local leaders during this week’s elections. Participating and engaging with candidates, every year, is an essential part of the American electoral process.
Tomorrow, American voters will go to the polls in states across the country to vote on important races and ballot initiatives. Several states hold odd-year elections, with major elections happening in Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, New Jersey and Virginia.
Across the nation, Republicans currently hold 26 gubernatorial seats and Democrats hold 24. In Kentucky, Governor Andy Beshear (D) is up for reelection facing the state’s attorney general, Daniel Cameron (R). Mississippi is also holding a gubernatorial election but without an incumbent. In Louisiana’s “jungle” primary in October, Attorney General Jeff Landry (R) secured over 50% of the vote. He was subsequently declared the winner without needing to go to the general election, flipping the seat.
This year, Virginia, New Jersey, Louisiana and Mississippi will see both legislative chambers up for election. Control over the legislature is expected to be competitive in Virginia this year. In addition, there are many local races to choose leaders in communities across the country.
Every year, campaigns across the nation engage with voters and share their policy objectives. As Alzheimer’s is an important issue impacting voters across the country, AIM remains committed to engaging with candidates running for all levels of public office on their plan to address Alzheimer’s and other dementia.
Visit our election center to learn how you can connect with candidates on Alzheimer’s and dementia policy priorities in 2023 and beyond.