November 15, 2019 •

California Governor Sets Special Election

California Gov. Gavin Newsom

Gov. Gavin Newsom set March 3, 2020, as the date for the special elections to fill the vacant 25th Congressional District seat and 28th Senate District seat. The 25th Congressional District seat became vacant when former Rep. Katie Hill resigned […]

Gov. Gavin Newsom set March 3, 2020, as the date for the special elections to fill the vacant 25th Congressional District seat and 28th Senate District seat.

The 25th Congressional District seat became vacant when former Rep. Katie Hill resigned amid allegations that she violated House ethics rules.

The 28th Senate District seat became vacant when former Sen. Jeff Stone resigned to accept an appointment to become the U.S. Department of Labor’s western regional director.

A runoff election will be held on May 12 if no candidate wins a majority.

March 3 is also the scheduled date for California’s 2020 presidential primary election.

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November 8, 2019 •

California State Senator Resigns After Accepting Department of Labor Appointment

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Sen. Jeff Stone resigned from Senate District 28 on November 1 to accept an appointment as the U.S. Department of Labor’s western regional director. Gov. Gavin Newsom must call a special election within 14 days of the vacancy to fill […]

Sen. Jeff Stone resigned from Senate District 28 on November 1 to accept an appointment as the U.S. Department of Labor’s western regional director.

Gov. Gavin Newsom must call a special election within 14 days of the vacancy to fill the seat.

It is likely Gov. Newsom will schedule the special election to coincide with the March 3 primary election.

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November 7, 2019 •

Alaska Senate Republicans Confirm State Representative for Vacant Senate Seat

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The Alaska Senate Republicans voted to confirm Gov. Mike Dunleavy’s choice to fill a vacant seat in the chamber. Rep. Josh Revak was appointed to the South Anchorage state Senate seat vacated by the passing of Chris Birch. The appointment […]

The Alaska Senate Republicans voted to confirm Gov. Mike Dunleavy’s choice to fill a vacant seat in the chamber.

Rep. Josh Revak was appointed to the South Anchorage state Senate seat vacated by the passing of Chris Birch.

The appointment created a vacancy in the South Anchorage state House of Representatives seat.

District 25 Republicans are expected to create a list of nominees for Gov. Dunleavy to make a selection to fill the vacancy.

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November 1, 2019 •

Maryland Governor Sets Special Election Date

Congressman Elijah Cummings

Gov. Larry Hogan has set February 4, 2020, as the date for the special primary election to fill the vacant 7th Congressional District seat. The seat is vacant after Rep. Elijah Cummings passed away earlier this month. The special general […]

Gov. Larry Hogan has set February 4, 2020, as the date for the special primary election to fill the vacant 7th Congressional District seat.

The seat is vacant after Rep. Elijah Cummings passed away earlier this month.

The special general election to fill the remainder of Rep. Cumming’s term will be held on April 28, 2020; the same day as Maryland’s regularly scheduled primary election.

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October 31, 2019 •

California Representative Resigns Amid Ethics Probe

Rep. Katie Hill resigned from her 25th Congressional District seat after an investigation of allegations that she violated House ethics rules. Gov. Gavin Newsom will have up to two weeks to set the date for a special election to fill […]

Rep. Katie Hill resigned from her 25th Congressional District seat after an investigation of allegations that she violated House ethics rules.

Gov. Gavin Newsom will have up to two weeks to set the date for a special election to fill the vacancy.

The special election could potentially coincide with the state’s March 3 primary election.

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October 30, 2019 •

Provincial By-election for Capitale-Nationale riding of Jean-Talon to be Held December 2

On December 2, a provincial by-election will be held in the Capitale-Nationale riding of Jean-Talon for the Quebec National Assembly. The election will be held to fill the vacant seat of former Member of the National Assembly Sébastien Proulx, who […]

On December 2, a provincial by-election will be held in the Capitale-Nationale riding of Jean-Talon for the Quebec National Assembly.

The election will be held to fill the vacant seat of former Member of the National Assembly Sébastien Proulx, who resigned in August to return to private life.

The election was announced by Premier François Legault on October 27

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October 17, 2019 •

Maryland Governor to Call Special Election After the Passing of Rep. Elijah Cummings

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Gov. Larry Hogan will soon issue a proclamation stating a special primary and a special general election will be held to fill the vacant 7th Congressional District seat. The seat became vacant after Rep. Elijah Cummings passed away early Thursday […]

Gov. Larry Hogan will soon issue a proclamation stating a special primary and a special general election will be held to fill the vacant 7th Congressional District seat.

The seat became vacant after Rep. Elijah Cummings passed away early Thursday morning.

A date for the special election has not yet been determined.

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October 17, 2019 •

Massachusetts State Senator deMacedo Resigning, Special Election Date Not Yet Determined

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State Senator Viriato deMacedo announced he will resign from office within the next few weeks. Sen. deMacedo will begin employment as the Director of Regional Partnerships with Bridgewater State University. Sen. deMacedo, who has been serving in the Senate for […]

State Senator Viriato deMacedo announced he will resign from office within the next few weeks.

Sen. deMacedo will begin employment as the Director of Regional Partnerships with Bridgewater State University.

Sen. deMacedo, who has been serving in the Senate for the Plymouth and Barnstable District since 2015, was first elected to the state legislature as a representative in 1998. He held that seat until his move to the Senate.

“I’ve done this for 21 years and it’s been phenomenal, but everything has a season,” deMacedo told the Cape Cod Times.

A date for a special election to fill the upcoming vacancy has not yet been determined.

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October 15, 2019 •

Tennessee Calls Special Election for House District 77

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A special election will take place on December 19 to fill a vacancy in House District 77. Former Rep. Bill Sanderson cited family and business demands in his resignation. The Obion County Commission appointed Casey Hood to serve as an […]

A special election will take place on December 19 to fill a vacancy in House District 77.

Former Rep. Bill Sanderson cited family and business demands in his resignation.

The Obion County Commission appointed Casey Hood to serve as an interim representative until the special election is held.

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September 24, 2019 •

Wisconsin Gov. Calls Special Election for 7th Congressional District Seat

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Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers issued an executive order calling for a special election to fill Rep. Sean Duffy’s vacant seat in the 7th Congressional District. The election will take place on January 27, 2020. Duffy announced his resignation earlier this […]

Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers issued an executive order calling for a special election to fill Rep. Sean Duffy’s vacant seat in the 7th Congressional District.

The election will take place on January 27, 2020.

Duffy announced his resignation earlier this year after revealing the child he and his wife are expecting in October will have medical issues.

Due to Duffy’s resignation, effective at 5 p.m. on September 23, Evers stated a primary for the seat, if necessary, will be held on December 30.

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September 23, 2019 •

Mississippi Governor Announces Special Election for Senate District 50

Mississippi Governor Phil Bryant

Gov. Phil Bryant announced a special election on November 5 for Senate District 50. A special judge for Harrison County Circuit Court vacated the August 6 primary results due to possible voter irregularities. Five of the district’s 16 precincts will […]

Gov. Phil Bryant announced a special election on November 5 for Senate District 50.

A special judge for Harrison County Circuit Court vacated the August 6 primary results due to possible voter irregularities.

Five of the district’s 16 precincts will be allowed to re-vote during the special election to conclude the Republican primary.

No Democratic candidates ran for the vacant seat during the Democratic primary.

The winner of the special election will serve the full term for Senate District 50.

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September 11, 2019 •

Kentucky Governor Sets Special Election to Fill Sudden Vacancy

Gov. Matt Bevin announced Tuesday, November 5 as the special election date to fill the sudden vacancy of House District 18. Rep. Tim Moore resigned his seat midterm, citing his own belief in term limits. The special election will be […]

Gov. Matt Bevin announced Tuesday, November 5 as the special election date to fill the sudden vacancy of House District 18.

Rep. Tim Moore resigned his seat midterm, citing his own belief in term limits.

The special election will be held on the same date as the statewide general election.

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September 11, 2019 •

Colorado Recall Efforts Fail Against Pete Lee, Persist Against Leroy Garcia

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Recall efforts against Sen. Pete Lee of Senate District 11 failed on September 10. Similar recall efforts have recently targeted Senate President Leroy Garcia of Senate District 3. Proponents of Lee’s recall notified the Secretary of State’s Office that they […]

Recall efforts against Sen. Pete Lee of Senate District 11 failed on September 10.

Similar recall efforts have recently targeted Senate President Leroy Garcia of Senate District 3.

Proponents of Lee’s recall notified the Secretary of State’s Office that they would not submit the recall petition signatures required by 5 p.m. September 10.

The petition needed 11,304 signatures to recall Lee, who was targeted for sponsoring legislation to create a paid family and medical leave program to be funded by a mandatory fee on businesses and employees.

Garcia, who won his reelection in November with more than 70% of the vote, was targeted for recall after voting for a bill to restrict oil and gas production in Colorado.

If proponents for Garcia’s recall gather 13,506 signatures by the petition deadline of October 18, the effort will trigger a special election that could be held in District 3 in early 2020.

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September 11, 2019 •

Georgia State Representative Announces Resignation

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State Rep. Ed Rynders announced his resignation from House District 152. Rynders suffered a heart attack over the summer and cited his ongoing health issues for his resignation. Gov. Brian Kemp announced a special election on November 5 to fill […]

State Rep. Ed Rynders announced his resignation from House District 152.

Rynders suffered a heart attack over the summer and cited his ongoing health issues for his resignation.

Gov. Brian Kemp announced a special election on November 5 to fill the vacant seat.

The winner of the special election will complete the remaining year of Rynders’ term.

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