2022 County Elections Bring 43% Turnover

County officials will turn over at a 43% rate following the 2022 elections. Here’s a breakdown of the math behind the considerable wave of new office-holders.

With the final tallies together from the 2022 primary and general elections, we can evaluate some of the numbers and trends from across the 23 jurisdictions holding county official elections in 2022. Here is the Conduit Street summary:

The 43% turnover is in line with other recent election cycles. The cumulative effect of officials deciding not to run, term limits in various counties, and the coincident four-year cycle with state offices generally conspire to create meaningful change in the county composition.



Michael Sanderson

Executive Director Maryland Association of Counties