Latest Special elections News

City plans special election as elected official won't serve

Jan. 17, 2020 11:05 AM EST

EAGLE GROVE, Iowa (AP) — A northern Iowa community will hold a special election to fill a City Council seat after the man who was elected to the position refused to serve. The Eagle Grove City Council last week agreed to hold an election March 3 after Gary Lalor Jr. declined to take the position, according...

Mayor Marty Small, left, speaks at a church in Atlantic City N.J. on Jan. 15, 2020 as City Councilman Kaleem Shabazz listens. The mayor called a press conference to rally opposition to a proposed change of government that would eliminate an elected mayor. A vote has been set for March 31. (AP Photo/Wayne Parry)

Atlantic City relents, sets vote on government change

Jan. 15, 2020 6:09 PM EST

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Atlantic City voters will decide whether to change the city's form of government to eliminate an elected mayor now that the city admits proponents of the move have enough valid petition signatures to force a special election on the question. Mayor Marty Small said Wednesday the...

Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger holds a press conference after the annual Georgia Chamber of Commerce - Eggs & Issues Breakfast Wednesday, January 15, 2020 in Atlanta. (Bob Andres/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP)

Georgia elections chief wants law changed for US Senate race

Jan. 15, 2020 1:56 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia's top elections official is seeking a last-minute change to state law to ensure he's authorized to set the deadline for candidates to sign up to challenge newly appointed Republican U.S. Sen. Kelly Loeffler in the November election. Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger wants to hold...

2 advance to runoff in primary for Arkansas House seat

Jan. 15, 2020 10:58 AM EST

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Two candidates seeking the Democratic Party's nomination for an Arkansas House seat that had been held by a civil rights attorney who died last year have advanced to a runoff. Joy Springer won a plurality of votes in Tuesday's primary for the House District 34 seat and Ryan Davis...

Sheriff's sergeant wins primary for state House seat

Jan. 15, 2020 6:50 AM EST

ST. PAUL, Minn (AP) — Paul Novotny has won a special primary election for a state House seat in central Minnesota. The Sherburne County sheriff's sergeant drew more than 85% of the vote against Republican challenger Kathy Ziebarth in Tuesday night's unofficial returns. Novotny had the endorsement of the...

Former representative to fill Kentucky state Senate seat

Jan. 15, 2020 6:23 AM EST

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A former state representative in Kentucky has won a special election to fill an open seat in the state Senate. Republican Mike Nemes won the election Tuesday night for the district that covers southern Jefferson County and all of Bullitt County, news outlets reported. Preliminary...

GOP prosecutor wins central Pennsylvania state Senate seat

Jan. 14, 2020 10:14 PM EST

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Voters in a south-central Pennsylvania legislative district picked a new state senator in a special election Tuesday, handing victory to Republican Dave Arnold. Lebanon Valley College history professor Michael Schroeder, a Democrat, conceded to Arnold, the Lebanon County district...

FILE - This file photo combination shows Mike Espy, left, a former congressman and former U.S. agriculture secretary, on Oct. 5, 2018, and U.S. Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith, R-Miss., on Nov. 5, 2018, both in Jackson, Miss. If Espy and Hyde-Smith win their respective party's primaries, they will face each other in the November 2020 general election. Hyde-Smith defeated Espy in a November 2018 special election. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis, File)

Mississippi will have Democratic primary for US Senate

Jan. 10, 2020 6:36 PM EST

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Former Agriculture Secretary Mike Espy is aiming for a rematch of a U.S. Senate race that he lost to Republican Cindy Hyde-Smith in Mississippi in 2018, in hopes of reversing the outcome. To compete with her in November, he will first have to push past two candidates in the Democratic...

Republican Tiffany slings cow manure in congressional ad

Jan. 10, 2020 11:46 AM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Republican congressional candidate Tom Tiffany tosses a shovel-full of cow manure to demonstrate his pledge to work closely with President Donald Trump to “clean out the three-ring circus in Washington" in his first television ad of the special election released Friday. Tiffany,...

This Aug. 26, 2015 photo shows Resorts casino owner Morris Bailey speaking during an event at his casino in Atlantic City, N.J. Bailey, along with the head of the city's main casino workers union and a retired state senator, say they will appeal the rejection of petition signatures seeking to force a special election to change Atlantic City's form of government. (AP Photo/Wayne Parry)

Move to oust 'cartel' from Atlantic City Hall is rejected

Jan. 9, 2020 1:33 PM EST

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — An effort to drastically reshape government in Atlantic City, which has a tradition of corruption so extensive and colorful that it was the star of hit HBO series “Boardwalk Empire,” has a hit a roadblock. In response to the storied dirty dealings of this seaside...