DemDaily: The 2023 Election Calendar!

January 31, 2023

While much of the focus has turned to the 2024 congressional races, the 2023 "off-year" elections will be critical in determining the political climate going into the presidential year.

Three gubernatorial races -- in Kentucky, Louisiana and Mississippi -- head up the top races to watch in 2023, along with big city mayoral contests and a handful of decisive legislature battles.

Nationwide, however, there are hundreds more municipal, judicial, and local elections that are up in close to 40 states.

DemList, as always, will keep you informed on all developments.

See DemDaily: Races to Watch in 2023 1/27/23

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

February 1-4: DNC Meeting in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
February 7: State of the Union Address by President Joe Biden
February 7: Pennsylvania House of Representatives Special Elections

February 21: Virginia Fourth Congressional District Special
February 21: Madison, Wisconsin Mayoral Primary
February 28: Chicago, Illinois Mayoral General

March 7: Tampa, Florida Mayoral General
March 7: Montpelier, Vermont Mayoral General

March 21: Jacksonville, Florida Mayoral General

The only federal contest on the calendar is the February 21, 2023 special congressional election for Virginia's Fourth Congressional District vacated by the death of Democratic Congressman Donald McEachin (D).

April 4: Kansas City, Missouri Mayoral Primary
April 4: Lincoln, Nebraska Mayoral Primary

April 4: Colorado Springs, Colorado Mayoral General
April 4: Denver, Colorado Mayoral General
April 4: Springfield, Illinois Mayoral General
April 4: Jefferson City, Missouri Mayoral General
April 4: Madison, Wisconsin Mayoral General
April 4: Chicago, Illinois Mayoral General Runoff

April 18: Dover, Delaware Mayoral General
April 25: Tampa, Florida Mayoral General

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

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

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

September 12: Hartford, Connecticut Mayoral Primary
September 12: Charlotte, North Carolina Mayoral Primary

October 3: Montgomery, Alabama Mayoral General Runoff
October 5: Memphis, Tennessee Mayoral General
October 10: Durham, North Carolina Mayoral Primary
October 10: Charlotte, North Carolina Mayoral Primary Runoff

October 14: Louisiana Statewide Primary

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: Nationwide General Elections

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

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