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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


114th Legislative District:
TO BE HELD MARCH 12, 2019

Special Election Calendar - 
Representative in the General Assembly for the 114th Legislative District

Special Election Candidate List-
Representative in the General Assembly for the 114th Legislative District

Special Election Nomination Papers - 
114th Legislative


190th Legislative District:
TO BE HELD MARCH 12, 2019

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

Special Elections Withdrawal List -
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


37th Senatorial District:
TO BE HELD APRIL 2, 2019

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

Special Election Nomination Papers - 
37th Senatorial



12th Congressional District:
TO BE HELD May 21, 2019

Special Election Calendar - 
12th Congressional District

Special Election Nomination Papers - 
12th Congressional District