Latest Special elections News

Early voting begins in NY congressional primary

Aug. 13, 2022 08:22 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Early, in-person voting began Saturday in New York’s congressional party primaries, which will set the final field for a slew of competitive contests in the general election this autumn. Voters in two parts of the state are also picking new members of Congress in...

Minnesota's Finstad sworn in as newest member of Congress

Aug. 12, 2022 11:39 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Minnesota Republican Brad Finstad was sworn in Friday as the newest member of the U.S. House, giving the GOP one more seat, which means Democrats can't afford to lose more than four votes on close issues like their flagship climate change and health care bill. ...

Groups get creative to help Alaska voters with ranked voting

Aug. 11, 2022 20:58 PM EDT

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Drag performers shimmied up and down a walkway between café tables, as enthusiastic patrons took photos, waved cash and filled out ballots ranking the shows. The mock election, fueled by performances that brought the din of an Anchorage, Alaska, café to a...

Omar ekes out House primary win over centrist in Minnesota

Aug. 10, 2022 09:32 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Minnesota Rep. Ilhan Omar, a member of the progressive Squad, eked out a closer-than-expected Democratic primary victory Tuesday against a centrist challenger who questioned the incumbent's support for the “defund the police" movement. The evening went far...

Republican Brad Finstad wins special election to U.S. House in Minnesota's 1st Congressional District

Aug. 10, 2022 09:27 AM EDT
WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican Brad Finstad wins special election to U.S. House in Minnesota's 1st Congressional District.

Rep. Walorski's Indiana seat will stay vacant until November

Aug. 09, 2022 16:28 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A northern Indiana congressional seat will remain vacant until the November election following the death last week of Republican Rep. Jackie Walorski in a highway crash. Republican Gov. Eric Holcomb issued a proclamation Tuesday setting the special election for...

Police change account of crash killing Indiana Rep. Walorski

Aug. 04, 2022 14:49 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Police have changed their description of the crash that killed Indiana Republican U.S. Rep. Jackie Walorski, saying Thursday that it was the SUV in which she was a passenger that crossed a state highway’s centerline and caused the head-on collision. Walorski...

Alaska House candidates talk ranked voting ahead of election

Aug. 01, 2022 19:19 PM EDT

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Alaska U.S. House candidate Sarah Palin on Monday said the state's ranked choice voting system “needs to be changed,” though Alaska has yet to conduct an election under the system. The state's first ranked voting election, under a system narrowly approved...

Write-in votes to decide SC town council winner

Jul. 30, 2022 13:49 PM EDT

CHAPIN, S.C. (AP) — A deadline to qualify for an open seat on a South Carolina town's council ended without any candidates filing to have their names placed on the ballot. A Sept. 13 special election has been set to replace outgoing Chapin Councilwoman Kay Hollis, who resigned from...

Hulum wins special election for Mississippi House seat

Jul. 20, 2022 18:48 PM EDT

GULFPORT, Miss. (AP) — Voters in south Mississippi have filled an empty seat in the state House of Representatives. Military veteran Jeffrey Hulum III won a special election Tuesday in House District 119 in Harrison County. He defeated Gary Fredericks, president of the Gulfport...