The minor-party filing deadline for the Michigan State Senate Districts 8 and 28 special elections is on Aug. 4.
The major party primary is scheduled for Aug. 3, and the general election is scheduled for Nov. 2.
In District 8, seven Republicans and two Democrats will compete in the Aug. 3 primaries. For District 28, there are two Democrats and three Republicans competing.
The District 8 special election was called after Peter Lucido (R) was elected Macomb County Prosecutor. The District 28 special election was called after Peter MacGregor (R) was elected Kent County Treasurer.
As of August 2, the Michigan State Senate is composed of 16 Democrats and 20 Republicans. Michigan has had a divided government since 2019. A divided government occurs when different parties control the state senate, state house, and governorship. There are currently 12 states with divided governments.
Party executive committees for the Democratic Party and Republican Party in Lackawanna County have nominated candidates in the special election for District 113 of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives. Republicans nominated Dominick Manetti in an executive committee meeting on July 29. Thom Welby was nominated by the Democratic executive committee on July 1. The official filing deadline is September 13, and the special election is being held on Nov. 2. The winner of the special election will serve until November 2022.
The seat became vacant after Martin Flynn (D) won a special election for state Senate District 22 on May 18. Flynn had represented District 113 since 2012. He won re-election in 2020 with 68% of the vote.
Heading into the special election, Republicans have a 113-88 majority in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives with two vacancies. Pennsylvania has a divided government, and no political party holds a state government trifecta. A trifecta exists when one political party simultaneously holds the governor’s office and majorities in both state legislative chambers.
As of July, 48 state legislative special elections have been scheduled for 2021 in 18 states. Between 2011 and 2020, an average of 75 special elections took place each year. Pennsylvania held 44 state legislative special elections from 2011 to 2020.
Candidates interested in running for their local school board in Ohio have until Aug. 4 to file, unless the district held a primary earlier in the year. The general election is scheduled for Nov. 2, and new board members will take office on Jan. 1, 2022.
Ballotpedia is covering elections in 20 Ohio school districts in 2021. Columbus City Schools’ filing deadline was Feb. 3. The remaining 19 districts are:
Berea City School District
Canal Winchester Local School District
Cincinnati Public Schools
Dublin City Schools
Euclid City School District
Gahanna-Jefferson City School District
Groveport-Madison Local School District
Hamilton Local School District
Hilliard City Schools
Maumee City School District
New Albany-Plain Local School District
Olentangy Local School District
Pickerington Local School District
South-Western City Schools
Sylvania City School District
Toledo Public Schools
Washington Local School District
Westerville City School District
These 19 school districts served a combined total of 220,070 students during the 2016-2017 school year.
Candidates interested in running for mayor and three city council seats in Hialeah, Fla., have until July 26 to file. The primary election will be held on Nov. 2. If no candidate earns a majority of the vote in the primary election, the top two vote-getters will advance to a general election. The general election, if necessary, will be held on Nov. 16.
Hialeah Mayor Carlos Hernández is ineligible to run for re-election in 2021 due to term limits. He has served as the city’s mayor since 2011. Mayoral elections in Hialeah are nonpartisan, but media outlets have reported that Hernandez is affiliated with the Republican Party.
The city council seats currently held by Group V incumbent Carl Zogby, Group VI incumbent Paul Hernandez, and Group VII incumbent Katharine Cue-Fuente are on the ballot in 2021. Zogby has served on the city council since 2017. Hernandez was appointed to the city council in 2010, and Cue-Fuente was appointed in 2008. Cue-Fuente is ineligible to run for another term due to term limits.
Hialeah is the sixth-largest city in Florida. It had an estimated population of 233,339 in 2019, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. In 2021, Ballotpedia is covering municipal elections in 22 counties and 68 cities, including 40 mayoral elections.
The filing deadline to run for elected office in Birmingham, Alabama, is on July 10, 2021. Prospective candidates may file for the following nonpartisan offices:
• All nine seats on the city council
• Nine of the 10 seats on the Birmingham City Schools school board
The general election is scheduled for August 24. If no candidate receives more than 50 percent of the vote in the general election, the top two candidates with the most votes will advance to a runoff election on October 5, 2021.
Birmingham is the largest city in Alabama and the 99th-largest in the U.S. by population.
The filing deadline to run for elected office in Annapolis, Maryland, is on June 26. Prospective candidates may file for mayor and for all eight seats on the city council.
The primary is scheduled for Sept. 21, and the general election is scheduled for Nov. 2.
Ballotpedia comprehensively covers the 100 largest cities in the United States by population. Our coverage also includes mayors, city councils, and district attorneys in the 32 state capitals that are not already part of our largest cities coverage. Annapolis is the capital of Maryland.
The filing deadline to run for mayor of Albuquerque, New Mexico, is on June 19. A separate filing deadline for five of the nine Albuquerque City Council seats is on July 5.
There will be no primary elections for the mayoral race. Instead, all candidates will appear on the same general election ballot regardless of their partisan affiliations. The general election is scheduled for Nov. 2.
Albuquerque is the largest city in New Mexico and the 32nd-largest city in the U.S. by population.
The filing deadline passed on May 21 to run for elected office in King County, Wash. Candidates filed for the following positions:
• Mayor of Seattle
• Seattle City Attorney
• Seattle City Council Position 8 At-Large
• Seattle City Council Position 9 At-Large
• Port of Seattle Commission Position 1
• Port of Seattle Commission Position 3
• Port of Seattle Commission Position 4
• King County Executive
• Metropolitan King County Council District 1
• Metropolitan King County Council District 3
• Metropolitan King County Council District 5
• Metropolitan King County Council District 7
• Metropolitan King County Council District 9
Eleven incumbents filed for re-election. Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan announced in December 2020 that she would not run for re-election. Fifteen candidates are seeking to become Seattle’s next mayor, including M. Lorena González, who currently holds the Position 9 seat on the Seattle City Council.
The primary is scheduled for Aug. 3, and the general election is scheduled for Nov. 2.