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Special Elections

Pennsylvania holds special elections when someone in office can no longer serve. This may happen when someone resigns, dies, or gets removed from office. Voters must select someone to replace that person.

Special elections may be held:

  • during a general election
  • during a primary election
  • on a different day designated by the elections office

The county or counties running the special election must advertise the date and locations for the special election, as well as the candidates running for office.

Everyone who lives in the district the candidates will represent can vote in the special election.

Upcoming Special Elections

PLEASE NOTE: Voter registration deadlines for special elections PRIOR to 4/28/2020 are NOT affected by Act 77.


48th Senatorial District Special Election
to be held January 14, 2020

Special Election Candidate List-
Senator in the General Assembly for the 48th Senatorial District

Special Election Calendar -
Senator in the General Assembly for the 48th Senatorial District

Special Election Nomination Papers - 
48th Senatorial District


190th Legislative District Special Election
to be held February 25, 2020

Special Election Calendar -
Representative in the General Assembly for the 190th Legislative District

Special Election Candidate List -
Representative in the General Assembly for the 190th Legislative District

Special Election Nomination Papers - 
190th Legislative District


Special Election Calendar - Representative in the General Assembly for the 85th Legislative District

Special Election Calendar-Representative in the General Assembly for the 11th Legislative District

Special Election Calendar-Senator in the General Assembly for the 33rd Senatorial District

Special Election Calendar-Senator in the General Assembly for the 37th Senatorial District

Special Election Calendar-Senator in the General Assembly for the 41st Senatorial District