Latest Special elections News

Attorney wins state senate seat in eastern Mississippi

Nov. 24, 2021 11:28 AM EST

MERIDIAN, Miss. (AP) — An attorney won a seat in the state senate representing eastern Mississippi during a special election Tuesday. According to complete, but unofficial returns, Rod Hickman won the runoff against optometrist Dr. Minh Duong, getting 60% of the vote,...

Deadline nears for circuit clerk exam in 7 Kentucky counties

Nov. 22, 2021 04:02 AM EST

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — An exam for potential circuit clerk candidates in several Kentucky counties next year is coming up, and registration is required by Nov. 29. The exam is Dec. 1 in Frankfort and is for people who want to run in the special election, the...

South Carolina bids farewell to late Sen. Hugh Leatherman

Nov. 19, 2021 16:39 PM EST

FLORENCE, S.C. (AP) — State Sen. Hugh Leatherman, South Carolina’s oldest and most powerful state lawmaker, was remembered Friday as an astute public servant and family man who wielded his considerable power without pomp or pretense. “He was usually the humblest...

Editorial Roundup: Pennsylvania

Nov. 17, 2021 09:01 AM EST

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Nov. 13, 2021. Editorial: Banning drilling under county parks still misguided Allegheny County Council is once again considering a bill to ban natural gas drilling under county parks. And once again, we believe the move is...

Mississippi senator sworn in for seat he previously held

Nov. 16, 2021 19:38 PM EST

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Democrat Kelvin Butler of Magnolia was sworn in to the Mississippi Senate on Tuesday, returning to the seat he previously held for 12 years. Butler won a Nov. 2 special election in Senate District 38, which has all of...

Health CEO leads after recount in Florida congressional race

Nov. 12, 2021 19:18 PM EST

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Health care executive Sheila Cherfilus-McCormick maintained a five-vote margin after a recount Friday for the Democratic nomination in a Florida congressional race. Final but unofficial results showed Cherfilus-McCormick ahead of Dale...

Quick contract could slow payment for Hinds election work

Nov. 10, 2021 14:18 PM EST

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi's largest county hired a second company to deliver voting machines after officials said the first one overturned some machines and took some to the wrong precincts. A judge will have to decide whether the Hinds County Board of...

Anchorage Assembly member survives recall attempt

Nov. 10, 2021 13:12 PM EST

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — An Anchorage Assembly member has survived a recall attempt organized by opponents of COVID-19 mandates. Meg Zaletel retained her Assembly seat representing Midtown Anchorage with about 60 percent of the vote, Alaska Public Media reported...

Michigan House leader wants earlier elections to fill seats

Nov. 09, 2021 16:14 PM EST

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — The Republican leader of the Michigan House urged Gov. Gretchen Whitmer to immediately schedule special elections to fill what will be four open seats in the chamber, which would be the most vacancies in at least 30 years. Whitmer, a Democrat, is...

Savannah ex-mayor wins Georgia House seat in special vote

Nov. 06, 2021 10:55 AM EDT

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — Former Savannah Mayor Edna Jackson has claimed a vacant Georgia state House seat that had been held by state Rep. Mickey Stephens. Jackson won a majority in Tuesday's special election, beating four other candidates without need for a runoff....