DemDaily: The 2021 Election Calendar

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April 14, 2021

Two gubernatorial races, in New Jersey and Virginia, head up the top races to watch in 2021, as the first major statewide elections and test of the voters since Biden took office.

There are also at least four more special elections for US congressional seats, along with hundreds of mayoral, initiative, municipal and local elections up in 40 states.

Below are the highlights of the battleground elections that will take place between now and November 2nd, Election Day 2021.

2021 Election Calendar
April 24: Louisiana Second Congressional District Special Election Runoff
for the seat vacated by Congressman Cedric Richmond (D) to become Special Advisor to President Biden

Hamilton County Clerk of Courts Aftab Pureval one of top Cincinatti Mayoral candidates (CincinattiInquirer)

May 1: Texas Sixth Congressional District Special Election for the seat vacated by the death of Congressman Ronald Wright (R)
May 1: Arlington, Texas Mayoral General
May 1: Fort Worth, Texas Mayoral General
May 1: San Antonio, Texas Mayoral General

May 4: Cincinnati, Ohio Mayoral Primary
May 8: Virginia Republican State Convention
May 11: Anchorage, Alaska Mayoral RunOff
May 11: Omaha, Nebraska Mayoral Runoff
May 18: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Mayoral Primary

June 1: New Mexico's First Congressional District Special Election for the seat vacated by Congresswoman Deb Haaland (D) to become Interior Secretary

Dave Bronson (R) & Forrest Dunbar (D) going to May 11th runoff in Anchorage (AlaskaWatchman)

June 8: New Jersey Primary Election for Governor, Lt. Governor, State Senate, State House, Municipal
June 8: Virginia Primary Election: Governor, Lt. Governor, Attorney General, State House, Municipal
June 22: New York, New York Mayoral Primary
June 22: Buffalo, New York Mayoral Primary

August 3: Ohio's Eleventh Congressional District Special Election
for the seat vacated by Congresswoman Marcia Fudge (D) to become Housing & Urban Development Secretary
August 3: Detroit, Michigan Mayoral Primary
August 3: Seattle, Washington Mayoral Primary

Candidates Michelle Wu, left, and acting mayor Kim Janey are currently the from runners in the Boston mayoral race. (Jesse Coista/WBUR)

August 24: St. Petersburg, Florida Mayoral Primary
August 24: Birmingham, Alabama Mayoral General

September 14: Charlotte, North Carolina Mayoral Primary
September 14: Cleveland, Ohio Mayoral Primary
September 21: Boston, Massachusetts Mayoral Primary

October 5: Greensboro, North Carolina Mayoral Primary
October 5: Raleigh, North Carolina Mayoral General
October 9: New Orleans, Louisiana Mayoral Primary

November 2, 2021: Election Day!

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