On June 23, 2020, Kentucky and New York held state primaries for offices, and South Carolina held primary legislative elections for the second round. The candidates competed to pass to the general elections scheduled for November 3, 2020.
In Kentucky, 19 seats in the State Senate and 100 seats in the House of States were on the ballot, as well as a seat in the State Supreme Court and a seat in the Intermediate Court of Appeal of State. 104 incumbents were re-elected.
A special general election was held in District 26 of the Kentucky State Senate. The seat became vacant when Ernie Harris (R) retired from the legislature on April 15, 2020.
In New York, 63 seats in the State Senate and 150 seats in the State Assembly were on the ballot, and 179 incumbents have stood for re-election.
Special legislative elections in New York were to be held in one district of the State Senate and three districts of the State Assembly. On April 24, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo canceled the special election. These seats will remain vacant until the general elections on November 3.
South Carolina made primary eliminations for the races in which a candidate did not obtain the majority of votes in the primary elections, which took place on June 9.
The Kentucky and New York State primaries were the 24th and 25th during the 2020 election cycle. Virginia also hosted a statewide primary for the offices of Congress. The next statewide primaries will take place on June 30, 2020 in Colorado, Utah and Oklahoma.