DemDaily: The 2021 Election Calendar. Races To Watch
July 8, 2021
We are now halfway through the "off-year" elections, with both 2021 Governors' races and the New York primary elections behind us.However, in addition to four more special elections for US congressional seats, there are still half of the approximately 550 mayoral elections up in 2021, as well as other municipal and local elections in cities and towns across the US.
2021 Election Calendar
July 27: Texas' 6th Congressional District Special Election General for the seat held by Congressman Ronald Wright (R), who passed away in February after contracting the coronavirus. Susan Wright and Jack Ellzey, both Republicans, are in the special runoff, so control of the seat will not change party hands.
August 3: Ohio's 11th Congressional District Special Election Primary for the seat vacated by Congresswoman Marcia Fudge (D) to become Housing & Urban Development Secretary.
August 3: Ohio's 15th Congressional District Special Election Primary to replace retiring Congressman Steve Stivers (R), who left to become CEO of Ohio's Chamber of Commerce.
August 3: Detroit, Michigan Mayoral Primary
August 3: Lansing, Michigan Mayoral Primary
August 3: Seattle, Washington Mayoral Primary
August 24: Birmingham, Alabama Mayoral General
September 14: Charlotte, North Carolina Mayoral Primary
September 14: Cleveland, Ohio Mayoral Primary
September 14: Toledo, Ohio Mayoral Primary
September 14: Helena, Montana Mayoral Primary
September 21: Boston, Massachusetts Mayoral Primary
September 21: Annapolis, Maryland Mayoral Primary
October 5: Greensboro, North Carolina Mayoral Primary
October 5: Raleigh, North Carolina Mayoral General
October 5: Durham, North Carolina Mayoral Primary
October 5: Charlotte, North Carolina Mayoral Runoff
October 5: Juneau, Alaska Mayoral General
October 5: Birmingham, Alabama Mayoral Runoff
October 9: New Orleans, Louisiana Mayoral PrimaryNovember 2: Election Day! for most General Elections
November 2: Florida's 20th Congressional District Special Election Primary to replace Congressman Alcee Hastings, who passed away April 6th. The General Election will take place January 11, 2022.
November 13: New Orleans, Louisiana Mayoral General
November 16: Hialeah, Florida Mayoral General
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Sources: Ballotpedia, State SOS/Boards of Elections, FiveThirtyEight