Special election for Maryland’s 7th Congressional District to be held April 28

The special general election for Maryland’s 7th Congressional District is on April 28, 2020. The election will be conducted primarily via mail. Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the Maryland Board of Elections sent mail-in ballots to all eligible active voters. Three polling places will be open on April 28 for those who cannot vote by mail.

Kim Klacik (R) and Kweisi Mfume (D) are competing in the special election. The filing deadline to run passed on November 20, 2019. The Democratic and Republican primaries were held on February 4, 2020.

The special election was called after Elijah Cummings (D) died on October 17, 2019. Cummings served from 1996 until his death.

As of April 23, 2020, nine special elections have been called during the 116th Congress. Seven of those were called for seats in the U.S. House, and two were called for seats in the U.S. Senate. From the 113th Congress to the 115th Congress, 40 special elections were held.

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