Latest Special elections News

Alaska’s lone House member to face off with familiar family

Oct. 25, 2021 19:10 PM EDT

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Seeking a 26th term in the U.S. House, Alaska's lone representative will face a challenger in 2022 with strong name recognition in the state. Nicholas Begich III has filed paperwork with the Federal Election Commission to challenge U.S. Rep. Don...

State lawmaker charged with misusing COVID-19 funds resigns

Oct. 25, 2021 15:47 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut state Rep. Michael DiMassa has resigned from the legislature after having been charged last week with misusing federal COVID-19 relief funds. The West Haven Democrat submitted a short resignation letter, dated Oct. 21, that was...

Local school board resignations triple in Minnesota

Oct. 25, 2021 12:03 PM EDT

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Contentious disagreements over COVID-19 policies and critical race theory have caused a significant increase in the number of local school board resignations in Minnesota. According to the Minnesota School Boards Association, nearly 70 board...

What could happen next with indicted US Rep. Fortenberry

Oct. 21, 2021 16:46 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The indictment of U.S. Rep. Jeff Fortenberry could have a big impact on his future in Nebraska politics and the 2022 election, opening the door to possible outcomes that would have seemed far-fetched just days ago. The nine-term Republican congressman...

Central Iowa voters elect Republican to state House seat

Oct. 12, 2021 23:10 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Voters in central Iowa elected Republican Jon Dunwell on Tuesday to fill an open state House seat in a special election held after the incumbent lawmaker resigned. Dunwell defeated Democrat Steve Mullan in House District 29, which represents...

Dispute over Mississippi House race goes to state high court

Oct. 04, 2021 18:11 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The Mississippi Supreme Court acted quickly Monday to block a circuit judge's order in a dispute over whether a special election is needed to fill a vacancy in the state House of Representatives. Two people signed up to run in a Nov. 2 special...

Ohio special elections voter registration deadline is today

Oct. 04, 2021 11:44 AM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Monday is the deadline to register to vote in this fall's elections, which include two special congressional elections, a host of local council and school board races and a number of local ballot questions. Republican Secretary of State Frank...

Georgia mayor convicted over damage to excavator, resigns

Oct. 01, 2021 16:07 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Ga. (AP) — A south Georgia mayor has been convicted of theft and property damage after he used an excavator without permission last year and damaged it. Local news outlets report Taylor Scarbrough, 57, of Nashville was convicted Wednesday of theft by...

Anchorage clerk claims mayor's staff meddles in election

Sep. 29, 2021 18:54 PM EDT

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The Anchorage municipal clerk has accused the mayor’s office of using city resources in an attempt to influence the outcome of a recall election. Clerk Barbara Jones noted her objections in a letter Monday to Amy Demboski, the chief of staff...

San Francisco taps Asian American lawmaker for city attorney

Sep. 29, 2021 17:54 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — San Francisco's mayor named state Assemblymember David Chiu to the post of city attorney on Wednesday, an appointment made possible by a widening public corruption scandal that's engulfed the city of nearly 900,000 people. Chiu, 51, will be the...