There are three elections this year. The first Primary Election is on Tuesday, May 3; the second Primary Election is on Tuesday August 2; and the General Election on Tuesday, November 8.
The Primary Elections are used to for political parties to nominate among themselves who will represent them for each office up for election in the General Election. Normally there is only one per year; however, due to delays caused by disputes over the district maps, this year (2022) has two primary elections. The winners of the primary elections proceed on to the General Election,
The General Election, which is always held on the Tuesday following the first Monday of November, determines who will take office.