Category: Local

  • No incumbents file in St. Louis school board race

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    A total of six candidates filed to run for two at-large seats on the St. Louis Public Schools Board of Education in Missouri. The general election is on April 2, and the filing deadline passed on January 15. Both seats are open since neither incumbent chose to file for re-election. Former incumbent Bill Haas lost…

  • Early voting begins in Nashville special election

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    On January 23, early voting began in the special election for the Nashville Metro Council’s District 29 seat. The election is on February 12, 2019. Four candidates filed to run for the vacancy: Nicola Lamattina, Delishia Porterfield, Constance Smith-Burwell, and Vicky Tataryn.   The District 29 seat was previously held by Karen Johnson, who was…

  • Colorado Springs filing deadline passes

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    The filing deadline to run for office in Colorado Springs passed on January 22, 2019. The city is holding elections for mayor and three of nine seats on the city council on April 2, with a possible runoff scheduled for May 21. The six other seats on the city council, elected to specific districts, will…

  • Orange County special election filing deadline is January 28

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    A nonpartisan special election to fill the vacant District 3 seat on the Orange County Board of Supervisors in California is being held March 12. The candidate filing deadline is January 28.   The vacancy occurred after the former District 3 representative, Todd Spitzer, was sworn into office as the county’s new district attorney. He…

  • Former U.S. Senator, NHL team owner endorse in Tampa Bay mayoral race

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    On Tuesday, former U.S. Sen. and Florida governor Bob Graham (D) endorsed city council member Mike Suarez for Tampa Bay mayor. In a statement, Graham said, “His leadership on the environment, our efforts to fight the war on terrorism and his dedication to protecting our elders, is what I admire about his service.” Suarez has…

  • Tampa’s 2019 municipal races see twice as many candidates as 2015

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    A total of 32 candidates filed to run for eight offices up for nonpartisan election in Tampa, Florida, which is double the number of candidates who ran in the city’s 2015 elections. The office of mayor and all seven city council seats are on the general election ballot on March 5, 2019. If no candidate…

  • Early voting in Chicago tentatively scheduled to start on Jan. 28

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    Early voting in Chicago’s municipal elections was scheduled to begin on Thursday, January 17, but a number of outstanding petition challenges left the ballot unfinalized. The Chicago Board of Election Commissioners now estimates that early voting will begin on January 28.   There were 46 candidates who filed to run in the 2019 municipal elections…

  • Special election called for California school district

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    A special election for Moreno Valley Unified School District Trustee Area 5 in California has been called for May 7, 2019. None of the other five seats on the board are scheduled to hold an election in 2019. Those interested in the position have until February 8 to file for the office.   The seat…

  • Deadline passes to run in Missouri school board elections

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    The filing deadline to run in Missouri school board elections passed on January 15, 2019. General elections are on April 2. Ballotpedia is covering elections for 24 school board seats across 10 Missouri school districts. These districts served a combined total of 120,068 students during the 2015-2016 school year, with the largest district being St.…

  • 23 candidates file for NYC Public Advocate special election

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    Twenty-three candidates filed to run for the February 26 nonpartisan special election for New York City Public Advocate, the city’s second-highest office. They include four members of the New York State Assembly and five former and current members of the City Council.   The previous public advocate, Letitia James, was elected attorney general of New York…