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Other Special Elections To Watch Out For This Year: California, Georgia, South Carolina, Alabama Senate

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Since 2016 was a presidential year, there are expected to be more special elections than normal for members of Congress chosen for cabinet positions.

June 6th, 2017: California’s 34th Congressional District

The 34th Congressional District of California will hold a special election for the U.S. House of Representatives on June 6, 2017. The primary election took place on April 4, 2017.

The election will replace Xavier Becerra (D), who was appointed as California’s attorney general.

June 20th, 2017: Georgia’s 6th Congressional District

The 6th Congressional District of Georgia will hold a runoff election for the U.S. House of Representatives on June 20, 2017. This is because no candidate received at least 50 percent of the vote in the special election on April 18, 2017, so the top two, Jon Ossoff (D) and Karen Handel (R), advanced to the runoff election.

June 20th, 2017: South Carolina’s 5th Congressional District

The 5th Congressional District of South Carolina will hold a special election for the U.S. House of Representatives on June 20, 2017.

The election will replace Mick Mulvaney (R), who was confirmed as director of the U.S. Office of Management and Budget. Primary elections were held on May 2, 2017, for the Democratic and Republican candidates. Archie Parnell won the Democratic primary, while Ralph Norman and Tommy Pope advanced to the Republican primary runoff held on May 16, 2017.

December 12th, 2017: United States Senate special election in Alabama

There will be a special election for the U.S. Senate seat from Alabama on December 12, 2017.

The election will replace Jeff Sessions (R) who was confirmed as U.S. Attorney General earlier in the year. On February 9, 2017, Gov. Robert Bentley appointed Alabama Attorney General Luther Strange to temporarily fill the vacancy.

 

 

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