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Congressional filing deadline to pass in Maryland

The major-party filing deadline to run for elected office in Maryland is on January 24, 2020. In Maryland, prospective candidates may file for the following congressional offices:

  • All eight U.S. House seats
  • Neither U.S. Senate seat is up for election in 2020

The primary is scheduled for April 28, and the general election is scheduled for November 3, 2020.

An additional special election is scheduled for one of the seats, Maryland’s 7th Congressional District, due to the death of Rep. Elijah Cummings (D) on October 17, 2019. The filing deadline for the special election passed on November 20, 2019, the primary is on February 4, and the general election is on April 28. The winner of the special election will complete the remainder of Cummings’ term, which concludes in January 2021.

Maryland’s statewide filing deadline is the 10th to take place in the 2020 election cycle. The next statewide filing deadline is on January 25 in West Virginia.

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Mississippi congressional filing deadline is January 10

The statewide filing deadline to run for U.S. Congress in Mississippi is on January 10, 2020. In Mississippi, prospective candidates may file for the following offices:

• U.S. Senate (the incumbent, Cindy Hyde-Smith (R), has announced that she is filing for re-election)
• U.S. House (four seats)

The primary is scheduled for March 10, and the general election is scheduled for November 3, 2020. If no candidate receives a majority of the vote in the primary, a primary runoff will be held on March 31.

Mississippi’s statewide filing deadline is on the same date as Kentucky; these are the eighth and ninth deadlines to take place in the 2020 election cycle. The next statewide filing deadline is on January 24 in Maryland.

Mississippi has a Republican trifecta. A state government trifecta exists when one political party simultaneously holds the governor’s office and both state legislative chambers.

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



Kentucky, New Hampshire House of Representatives special elections

Two new state legislative special elections have been added to our list. The special elections are for the District 67 and 99 seats in the Kentucky House of Representatives on February 25, 2020. There are no primaries, and the deadline for parties to nominate candidates is January 7.

A new state legislative special election has been added to our list. The special election is for the Merrimack 24 seat in the New Hampshire House of Representatives on March 10, 2020. The primary is on January 21, and the filing deadline is on December 27, 2019.



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