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

Sens. Pete Lee and Leroy Garcia

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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September 10, 2019 •

El Paso City Council Votes to Hold Special Election for District 3 Seat

City Rep. Cassandra Hernandez

El Paso City Council voted to hold a special election on November 5 to replace a District 3 councilwoman after a Facebook post on her public page announced her candidacy for mayor. The post by city Rep. Cassandra Hernandez, which […]

El Paso City Council voted to hold a special election on November 5 to replace a District 3 councilwoman after a Facebook post on her public page announced her candidacy for mayor.

The post by city Rep. Cassandra Hernandez, which was later deleted, triggered a resign-to-run law.

The law states that an elected official must resign from office upon announcing a run for another seat.

Rep. Hernandez said she did not upload the post but one of her supporters did.

Hernandez asked city leaders to use their discretion to vote no and asked to be able to vote.

However, her request to vote was denied and the special election for her position was approved with a 4-3 vote.

Hernandez cannot run for her seat in the special election because she is under a holdover clause, meaning she is keeping the seat until her successor fills it.

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September 5, 2019 •

Texas Calls Special Elections for House Districts 28, 100

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott

Gov. Greg Abbott announced Tuesday, November 5 as the special election date to fill House Districts 28 and 100. Rep. John Zerwas announced his early resignation from District 28, effective September 30, after being appointed the executive vice chancellor for […]

Gov. Greg Abbott announced Tuesday, November 5 as the special election date to fill House Districts 28 and 100.

Rep. John Zerwas announced his early resignation from District 28, effective September 30, after being appointed the executive vice chancellor for health affairs for the University of Texas.

District 100 was vacated by former Rep. Eric Johnson, who resigned when he was elected mayor of Dallas.

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August 20, 2019 •

Special Election Scheduled for Houston House Seat

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Gov. Greg Abbott has scheduled a November 5 special election for House District 148. The Houston seat’s representative, Democrat Jessica Farrar, has served in the Texas House for 25 years, but is stepping down to care for her mother. The […]

Gov. Greg Abbott has scheduled a November 5 special election for House District 148.

The Houston seat’s representative, Democrat Jessica Farrar, has served in the Texas House for 25 years, but is stepping down to care for her mother.

The special election will be on the same day as the state’s general municipal elections.

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August 16, 2019 •

Alaska Republican Party to Select Candidates for Vacant Senate Seat

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The Alaska Republican Party must select three nominees to forward to the governor to fill the vacant Senate District M seat. The vacancy was created by the sudden passing of Senator Chris Birch. Gov. Mike Dunleavy will make the final […]

The Alaska Republican Party must select three nominees to forward to the governor to fill the vacant Senate District M seat.

The vacancy was created by the sudden passing of Senator Chris Birch.

Gov. Mike Dunleavy will make the final selection from the three nominees.

The Republicans in the Senate must agree with the governor’s choice before the nominee gets sworn in.

A self-imposed deadline for receiving applications has been set for August 18.

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August 13, 2019 •

Kentucky Special Election Date Set

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Gov. Matt Bevin announced a special election for the vacated 63rd House District seat. The special election will be held on November 5, the same day as the general election. Rep. Diane St. Onge resigned from the 63rd House seat […]

Gov. Matt Bevin announced a special election for the vacated 63rd House District seat.

The special election will be held on November 5, the same day as the general election.

Rep. Diane St. Onge resigned from the 63rd House seat on August 12, citing a new marriage and move out to California.

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August 9, 2019 •

By-Election to be Called for Ontario Legislative Assembly Seat for Electoral District of Ottawa-Vanier

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Sometime on or before February 2, 2020, a by-election must be held for the seat in the Legislative Assembly of Ontario for the electoral district of Ottawa-Vanier. On August 2, the Chief Electoral Officer of Ontario received a notice of […]

Sometime on or before February 2, 2020, a by-election must be held for the seat in the Legislative Assembly of Ontario for the electoral district of Ottawa-Vanier.

On August 2, the Chief Electoral Officer of Ontario received a notice of vacancy for the position from the Assembly.

MPP Nathalie Des Rosiers, who had announced her intention to leave office on May 16, resigned on July 31 to begin working August 1 as the Principal of Massey College at the University of Toronto.

Any by-election in the province must be called within six months of the Chief Electoral Officer receiving notice of the vacancy.

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August 9, 2019 •

Providence Special Election Dates Set

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A special election for the Providence City Council Ward 10 seat has been set for November 5, with a primary on October 8. Luis Aponte resigned from the Ward 10 seat after pleading no contest to embezzling money from his […]

A special election for the Providence City Council Ward 10 seat has been set for November 5, with a primary on October 8.

Luis Aponte resigned from the Ward 10 seat after pleading no contest to embezzling money from his campaign.

The Board of Elections announced potential candidates must declare their candidacy on August 29 and 30.

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August 5, 2019 •

Republican Leaders Select Finalists for Open House Seat

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Republican leaders representing state House District 55 have selected three candidates to replace recently resigned Rep. Mike McLane. McLane resigned on July 1 to become a judge on the 22nd Judicial District Circuit Court. Vikki Iverson, Deborah Tilden, and Peter […]

Republican leaders representing state House District 55 have selected three candidates to replace recently resigned Rep. Mike McLane.

McLane resigned on July 1 to become a judge on the 22nd Judicial District Circuit Court.

Vikki Iverson, Deborah Tilden, and Peter Sharp were chosen during the meeting in La Pine.

The final decision will be made by county commissioners from areas within the district.

A decision must be made by August 13.

The appointee will fill out the remaining portion of McLane’s two-year term and will have to run for the office in 2020.

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July 19, 2019 •

July 31: Three MLAs to Resign Nova Scotia House of Assembly

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On July 31, three members of the Nova Scotia House of Assembly will resign their positions to seek federal positions. The members, Chris D’Entremont, Alfie MacLeod, and Eddie Orrell, have been nominated as candidates for the Conservative Party of Canada. […]

On July 31, three members of the Nova Scotia House of Assembly will resign their positions to seek federal positions.

The members, Chris D’Entremont, Alfie MacLeod, and Eddie Orrell, have been nominated as candidates for the Conservative Party of Canada.

The three are required to step down before the writ period begins for the fall elections.

By-elections for the soon-to-be-vacant provincial seats have not been yet been called.

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July 15, 2019 •

Long Beach City Council Sets Date for Special Election

Long Beach, California

A special election will take place on November 5 for City Council District 1. The Long Beach City Council adopted a resolution at the July 9 meeting to conduct a special municipal election. Lena Gonzalez relinquished the District 1 seat […]

A special election will take place on November 5 for City Council District 1.

The Long Beach City Council adopted a resolution at the July 9 meeting to conduct a special municipal election.

Lena Gonzalez relinquished the District 1 seat after winning the state Senate District 33 seat.

The council’s adoption of the resolution included a request to the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors to have the Los Angeles County Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk run the special election in November.

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July 10, 2019 •

Georgia Governor Announces Special Election for House District 71

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Gov. Brian Kemp announced a special election to fill the vacancy in House District 71 on September 3. The seat was vacated by the resignation of Rep. David Stover on June 25. Rep. Stover was facing an ethics complaint regarding […]

Gov. Brian Kemp announced a special election to fill the vacancy in House District 71 on September 3.

The seat was vacated by the resignation of Rep. David Stover on June 25.

Rep. Stover was facing an ethics complaint regarding his residency and resigned to spend more time with his wife in the United Kingdom.

The winner of the special election will complete Stover’s term until 2020.

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