The election of 2014 was held on Tuesday, Nov. 4, 2014. Each year election day is the first Tuesday in November that follows a Monday.
The election of 2014 was a midterm election. Midterm elections are held two years after the presidential election. Both federal and state offices are up for vote during midterm elections.
There are races for the House or Representatives and the Senate during this time. After the 2014 midterm elections, Republicans had control of the Senate as well as the House of Representatives.
Thirty-six of the 50 states held gubernatorial elections in the year 2014. States also hold local legislative and municipal elections during midterm years.