DemDaily: The 2023 Election Calendar! Updates

April 21, 2023

The elections of 2023 are well underway, providing an ongoing test of the mood of the electorate ahead of the 2024 presidential year.

Nine major mayoral races were held April 4, led by Chicago, where Cook County Board of Commissioner Brandon Johnson scored an upset victory over fellow Democratic Paul Vallas.

In Denver, former Metro Chamber of Commerce President Kelly Brough (D) and former State Senator Mike Johnston (D) advanced to a June 6 runoff from a field of 22 candidates.

April 4 also saw the victory of Circuit Court Judge Janet Proteasiewicz over conservative former Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice Daniel Kelly in the critical Wisconsin Supreme Court election that gave liberals the majority on the court.

There are three gubernatorial races up in 2023 -- in Kentucky, Louisiana and Mississippi -- as well as legislative, mayoral, municipal, judicial, and/or local elections in nearly 40 states.

The 2023 Election Calendar
(*Top 30 largest city and state capital city mayoral elections are listed)

May 2: Indianapolis, Indiana Mayoral Primary
May 2: Fort Wayne, Indiana Mayoral Primary
May 2: Columbus, Ohio Mayoral Primary
May 2: Lincoln, Nebraska Mayoral General

May 6: Arlington, Texas Mayoral General
May 6: Dallas, Texas Mayoral General
May 6: Fort Worth, Texas Mayoral General
May 6: San Antonio, Texas Mayoral General
May 6: Garland, Texas Mayoral General
May 6: Irving, Texas Mayoral General

May 16: Kentucky Statewide Primary
May 16: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Mayoral Primary
May 16: Boise, Idaho Mayoral General
May 16: Jacksonville, Florida Mayoral General Runoff

Although most mayoral elections are nonpartisan, 62 mayors in the nation's most populous 100 cities are affiliated with the Democratic Party, 26 are affiliated with the Republican Party, three are independents, seven identify as nonpartisan or unaffiliated, and two mayors' affiliations are unknown.

June 6: New Jersey Statewide Primary
June 6: Denver, Colorado Mayoral General Runoff

June 20: Virginia Statewide Primary

August 1: Tucson, Arizona Mayoral Primary
August 1: Wichita, Kansas Mayoral Primary
August 1: Olympia, Washington Mayoral Primary
August 1: Spokane, Washington Mayoral Primary

August 3: Nashville, Tennessee Mayoral Primary
August 8Mississippi Statewide Primary
August 22: Montgomery, Alabama Mayoral General
August 29: Mississippi Statewide Primary Runoff

September 5: Rhode Island's First Congressional District Special Election Primary
September 12: Hartford, Connecticut Mayoral Primary
September 12: Charlotte, North Carolina Mayoral Primary

September 14: Nashville, Tennessee Mayoral General

October 3: Montgomery, Alabama Mayoral General Runoff
October 5: Memphis, Tennessee Mayoral General

Regular legislative elections will be held in eight legislative chambers in four states in 2023 -- the Louisiana State Legislature, the Mississippi Legislature, the New Jersey Legislature, and the Virginia General Assembly.

October 10: Durham, North Carolina Mayoral Primary
October 10: Charlotte, North Carolina Mayoral Primary Runoff

October 14: Louisiana Statewide Primary

November 7: General Elections nationwide

November 7: Mayoral General Elections in Tucson, Arizona; Aurora, Colorado; Hartford, Connecticut; Orlando, Florida; Indianapolis, Indiana; Wichita, Kansas; Concord, New Hampshire; Durham and Charlotte, North Carolina; Columbus, Ohio; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Houston, Texas; Salt Lake City, Utah; Olympia and Spokane, Washington.

November 7: Rhode Island's First Congressional District Special Election General

November 16: Memphis, Tennessee Mayoral General Runoff
November 18: Louisiana Statewide General Runoff
November 23: Des Moines, Iowa Mayoral General
November 28: Mississippi Statewide General Runoff

December 5: Orlando, Florida Mayoral General Runoff

DemList will keep you informed.

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Kimberly Scott

See DemList's 2023 Election Calendar for these dates and more. DemList will also once again host the 2024 Democratic Convention Calendar, which will launch in early 2024. Follow DemList for all updates regarding the Convention in Chicago August 19 to 22, 2024!

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