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Candidate filing period for state executive and legislative races ends in Vermont and Wyoming

The filing deadlines to run for state-level offices in Vermont and Wyoming have passed. Vermont’s deadline was on May 28, and Wyoming’s deadline was on May 29.

In Vermont, prospective candidates filed for the following state offices:
• Governor
• Lieutenant Governor
• Secretary of State
• Auditor
• Attorney General
• Treasurer
• Vermont State Senate (30 seats)
• Vermont House of Representatives (150 seats)

In Wyoming, prospective candidates filed for the following state legislative offices:
• Wyoming State Senate (15 seats)
• Wyoming House of Representatives (60 seats)

Wyoming is also holding retention elections for two state Supreme Court justices on November 3, 2020.

Vermont’s primary is scheduled for August 11, and Wyoming’s primary is scheduled for August 18. The general elections in both states are scheduled for November 3, 2020.

Vermont’s statewide filing deadline was the 39th and Wyoming’s deadline was the 40th to take place in the 2020 election cycle. The next statewide filing deadlines are on June 1 in Alaska, Kansas, and Wisconsin.

Wyoming has a Republican state government trifecta. A trifecta exists when one political party simultaneously holds the governor’s office and majorities in both state legislative chambers. Vermont has a divided government where no party holds a trifecta.

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Candidate filing period to run for state executive and legislative races to end in Vermont and Wyoming

 

The statewide filing deadlines to run for state-level offices in Vermont and Wyoming are approaching. Vermont’s deadline is on May 28 and Wyoming’s deadline is on May 29.

In Vermont, prospective candidates may file for the following offices:
• Governor
• Lieutenant Governor
• Secretary of State
• Auditor
• Attorney General
• Treasurer
• Vermont State Senate (30 seats)
• Vermont House of Representatives (150 seats)

In Wyoming, prospective candidates may file for the following offices:
• Wyoming State Senate (15 seats)
• Wyoming House of Representatives (60 seats)

Wyoming is also holding retention elections for two state Supreme Court justices on November 3, 2020.

Vermont’s primary is scheduled for August 11, and Wyoming’s primary is scheduled for August 18. The general elections in both states are scheduled for November 3, 2020.

Vermont’s statewide filing deadline is the 39th and Wyoming’s deadline is the 40th to take place in the 2020 election cycle. The next statewide filing deadlines are on June 1 in Alaska, Kansas, and Wisconsin.

Wyoming has a Republican state government trifecta. A trifecta exists when one political party simultaneously holds the governor’s office and majorities in both state legislative chambers. Vermont has a divided government where no party holds a trifecta.

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Candidate filing period for state-level races ends in Washington state

On May 15, the statewide filing deadline passed to run for elected office in Washington state. Candidates filed for the following state-level offices:

State Executive
  • Governor
  • Lieutenant Governor
  • Attorney General
  • Secretary of State
  • Superintendent of Public Instruction
  • Commissioner of Public Lands
  • Treasurer
  • Auditor
  • Commissioner of Insurance
State Legislative
  • Washington State Senate (25 seats)
  • Washington House of Representatives (98 seats)
State Judicial
  • Washington Supreme Court (4 seats)
  • Washington Court of Appeals (8 seats)

The primary is scheduled for August 4, and the general election is scheduled for November 3, 2020.

Washington’s statewide filing deadline was the 38th to take place in the 2020 election cycle. The next statewide filing deadline is on May 28 in Vermont.

Washington has a Democratic state government trifecta. A trifecta exists when one political party simultaneously holds the governor’s office and majorities in both state legislative chambers.

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Candidate filing period for state-level races to end in Washington

The statewide filing deadline to run for elected office in Washington is on May 15, 2020. Prospective candidates may file for the following state-level offices:

State executive
  • Governor
  • Lieutenant Governor
  • Attorney General
  • Secretary of State
  • Superintendent of Public Instruction
  • Commissioner of Public Lands
  • Treasurer
  • Auditor
  • Commissioner of Insurance
State legislative
  • Washington State Senate (25 seats)
  • Washington House of Representatives (98 seats)
State judicial
  • Washington Supreme Court (4 seats)
  • Washington Court of Appeals (8 seats)

The primary is scheduled for August 4, and the general election is scheduled for November 3, 2020.

Washington’s statewide filing deadline is the 38th to take place in the 2020 election cycle. The next statewide filing deadline is on May 28 in Vermont.

Washington has a Democratic state government trifecta. A trifecta exists when one political party simultaneously holds the governor’s office and majorities in both state legislative chambers.



Extended candidate filing period for congressional races to end in Michigan

The statewide filing deadline to run for congressional offices in Michigan is on May 8, 2020. The filing period was originally set to end on April 21, but the deadline was extended by court order in response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. To qualify for the extended May 8 deadline, congressional candidates must have filed a statement of organization with the Federal Election Commission or formed a candidate committee under Michigan state law on or before March 10. The order also permits candidates to collect and submit signatures electronically. A provision reducing the required number of signatures by 50% is the subject of a pending appeal.

Prospective candidates in Michigan may file for the following congressional offices:
  • U.S. Senate (1 seat)
  • U.S. House (14 seats)

Michigan’s primary is scheduled for August 4, and the general election is scheduled for November 3, 2020.

Michigan’s extended deadline is the 37th congressional filing deadline to take place in the 2020 election cycle. The next is on May 15 in Washington.

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Candidate filing period passes for congressional races in Florida

The filing deadline to run for congressional office in Florida is April 24. Neither of Florida’s two U.S. Senate seats are up for election in 2020. All 27 of Florida’s U.S. House seats are up for election. The incumbents filed for re-election in 25 of those 27 districts, leaving two seats open. The incumbents who filed for re-election include:

  • District 1: Matt Gaetz (R)
  • District 2: Neal Dunn (R)
  • District 4: John Rutherford (R)
  • District 5: Alfred Lawson (D)
  • District 6: Michael Waltz (R)
  • District 7: Stephanie Murphy (D)
  • District 8: Bill Posey (R)
  • District 9: Darren Soto (D)
  • District 10: Val Demings (D)
  • District 11: Daniel Webster (R)
  • District 12: Gus Bilirakis (R)
  • District 13: Charlie Crist (D)
  • District 14: Kathy Castor (D)
  • District 15: Ross Spano (R)
  • District 16: Vern Buchanan (R)
  • District 17: Greg Steube (R)
  • District 18: Brian Mast (R)
  • District 20: Alcee Hastings (D)
  • District 21: Lois Frankel (D)
  • District 22: Ted Deutch (D)
  • District 23: Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D)
  • District 24: Frederica Wilson (D)
  • District 25: Mario Diaz-Balart (R)
  • District 26: Debbie Mucarsel-Powell (D)
  • District 27: Donna Shalala (D)

District 3 Representative Ted Yoho (R), who is currently serving his fourth term in the House, did not file for re-election. In December 2019, he announced he would not seek re-election because of his pledge not to serve more than four terms. District 19 Representative Francis Rooney (R), who is currently serving his second term in the House, also did not file for re-election. In October 2019, he announced he would not seek re-election and said, “I’ve done what I came to do, and I want to be a model for term limits.”

Florida’s primary is scheduled for August 18. The general election is on November 3, 2020.

Florida’s filing deadline was the 36th to take place in the 2020 election cycle. The next statewide filing deadline is in Massachusetts on May 5, which is the deadline for candidates to file with local election officials.

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Candidate filing period for congressional races to end in Michigan and Florida

The statewide filing deadlines to run for congressional offices in Michigan and Florida are approaching. Michigan’s deadline is on April 21, and Florida’s deadline is on April 26.

Prospective candidates in Michigan may file for the following congressional offices:
• U.S. Senate: The Class II Senate seat currently held by Gary Peters (D) is up for election.
• U.S House: All 14 of Michigan’s U.S. House seats are up for election.

Prospective candidates in Florida may file for the following congressional offices:
• U.S. House: All 27 of the state’s U.S. House seats are up for election.
• No U.S. Senate seat is up for election in 2020.

Michigan’s primary is scheduled for August 4, and Florida’s primary is scheduled for August 18. The general elections in both states are scheduled for November 3, 2020.

Michigan’s filing deadline is the 35th and Florida’s deadline is the 36th to take place in the 2020 election cycle. The next statewide filing deadline is in Massachusetts on May 5, which is the deadline for candidates to file with local election officials.

Additional reading:
United States Senate election in Michigan, 2020
United States House of Representatives elections in Michigan, 2020
United States House of Representatives elections in Florida, 2020



Candidate filing period for congressional races ends in Arizona, North Dakota, and Oklahoma

The major-party filing deadlines to run for elected office in three states have passed. The deadlines in both Arizona and North Dakota were on April 6; the deadline in Oklahoma was on April 10.

In Arizona, candidates filed for the following congressional offices:
• One U.S. Senate seat. A special election is being held to fill the Senate seat vacated by John McCain (R) upon his death on August 25, 2018. The current appointed incumbent, Martha McSally (R), filed for election to the seat. The winner of the special election will serve the remaining two years of McCain’s term.
• Nine U.S. House seats. All nine incumbents filed for re-election.

In North Dakota, candidates filed for the following congressional office:
• One U.S. House seat. The incumbent, Kelly Armstrong (R), filed for re-election.

In Oklahoma, candidates filed for the following congressional offices:
• One U.S. Senate seat. The incumbent, Jim Inhofe (R), filed for re-election.
• Five U.S. House seats. All five incumbents filed for re-election.

North Dakota’s primary is scheduled for June 9, Oklahoma’s primary is scheduled for June 30, and Arizona’s primary is scheduled for August 4. The general elections in all three states are scheduled for November 3, 2020.

Arizona’s and North Dakota’s filing deadlines were the 32nd and 33rd to take place in the 2020 election cycle; Oklahoma’s deadline is the 34th. The next statewide filing deadline is on April 21 in Michigan.

Additional reading:
United States special election in Arizona, 2020
United States House of Representatives elections in Arizona, 2020
United States House of Representatives election in North Dakota, 2020
United States Senate election in Oklahoma, 2020
United States House of Representatives elections in Oklahoma, 2020



Candidate filing period for congressional races to end in Arizona, North Dakota, and Oklahoma

The major-party filing deadlines to run for elected office in three states are next week. The deadlines in both Arizona and North Dakota are on April 6; the deadline in Oklahoma is on April 10. Prospective candidates in each state may file for the following congressional offices.

Arizona
  • U.S. Senate: A special election is being held to fill the Senate seat vacated by John McCain (R) upon his death from cancer on August 25, 2018. The seat is currently held by Martha McSally (R), who was appointed by Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey (R) to replace Jon Kyl (R), the governor’s first appointee. The winner of the special election will serve the remaining two years of McCain’s term.
  • U.S House: All nine of the state’s House seats are up for election.
North Dakota
  • No U.S. Senate seats are up for election. North Dakota’s one at-large U.S. House seat, currently held by Kelly Armstrong (R), is up for election.
Oklahoma
  • U.S. Senate: The Class II Senate seat currently held by Jim Inhofe (R) is up for election.
  • U.S. House: All five of the state’s House seats are up for election.

North Dakota’s primary is scheduled for June 9, Oklahoma’s primary is scheduled for June 30, and Arizona’s primary is scheduled for August 4. The general elections in all three states are scheduled for November 3, 2020.

Arizona’s and North Dakota’s filing deadlines are the 32nd and 33rd to take place in the 2020 election cycle; Oklahoma’s deadline is the 34th. The next statewide filing deadline is on April 21 in Michigan.

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Filing deadline for congressional offices passes in Virginia

On March 26, 2020, the statewide filing deadline passed to run for elected office in Virginia. Candidates filed for congressional offices only, as no state-level offices are up for election in Virginia in 2020.
• U.S. Senate: One Class II Senate seat is up for election. The incumbent, Mark Warner (D), announced his intention to seek re-election for the seat.
• U.S. House of Representatives: All 11 of Virginia’s congressional district seats are up for election. Virginia has not yet released its candidate list, so an official listing of filed candidates is not currently available to the public. As of the publication of this article, seven of the 11 incumbents announced their intention to seek re-election to their seats, leaving four open seats. These numbers may change once the official candidate list is released.

The primary is scheduled for June 9, and the general election is scheduled for November 3, 2020.

Virginia’s statewide filing deadline was the 25th to take place in the 2020 election cycle. The next statewide filing deadlines are on March 30 in New Jersey and South Carolina.

Additional reading:
United States Senate election in Virginia, 2020
United States House of Representatives elections in Virginia, 2020
Ballot access for major and minor party candidates
United States Senate elections, 2020
United States House of Representatives elections, 2020



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