Special Elections in 2018

We've got seats and statehouses to flip! Democrats have flipped more than 40 seats in special legislative elections across the country, let's keep the momentum. If you vote in any of these Congressional or State House Districts, your vote can be the difference! Turnout for Special Elections tend to be very low and just a few votes — such as yours — can be key.

Voting is simple. Go to to request a ballot. Fill out the form, then print it, sign it and send it to your election official.


California State Assembly Districts 39, 45 — June 5

Democrat Luz Maria Rivas       is running for District 39 concerning voters from parts of Los Angeles County. #AD39 #TeamLuz

Democrat Jesse Gabriel       is running form District 45, includes the City of Calabasas, the City of Hidden Hills, a small portion of unincorporated Bell Canyon in Ventura County and several neighborhoods in the City of Los Angeles (Encino, Canoga Park, Chatsworth, Northridge, Reseda, Tarzana, Warner Center, West Hills, Winnetka and Woodland Hills). #AD45 #JesseforAssembly

VOTER REGISTRATION postmarked by MAY 21 (fax or mail)
Check voter registration online: California Secretary of State website
BALLOT REQUEST received by MAY 29 (email, fax or mail)
RETURN BALLOT sent by JUNE 5 (fax or mail)
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Missouri State Senate 17 — June 5

Concerns voters from Clay County including parts of Avondale, Gladstone, Glenaire, Independence, Kansas City, Liberty, North Kansas City, Pleasant Valley and Sugar Creek. Let's flip this seat by electing State Representative Lauren Arthur       to State Senate. #TeamArthur #MOLeg

BALLOT REQUEST received by JUNE 1 (email, fax, mail or you may be eligible to use Missouri’s Military and Overseas Voting Portal (MOVAP) to request and download your ballot)
RETURN BALLOT postmarked by JUNE 5 (and received by noon on FRI JUNE 8) (must mail)

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Wisconsin State Senate District 1, State Assembly District 42 — June 12

Despite the best effort by Wisconsin's Republican Governor Scott Walker and the Republicans in the state legislature to deny representation to State Assembly District 42 and State Senate District 1, the Wisconsin Court of Appeals ruled that Walker was required to call the special elections by a March 29 deadline.

Let's flip these seats! Help elect Democrat Caleb Frostman       to represent Wisconsin State Senate District 1, concerning voters* from Brown, Calumet, Door, Kewaunee, Manitowoc and Outagamie Counties. Help elect Democrat Ann Groves Lloyd       to represent Wisconsin State Assembly District 42, concerning voters* from Columbia, Dane, Dodge, Fond du Lac, Green Lake and Marquette Counties.

*Overseas voters who indicate "intend to return" may vote in Wisconsin State Elections

VOTER REGISTRATION postmarked by MAY 23 (must mail)
BALLOT REQUEST received by 5pm on JUNE 7 (email, fax or mail)
RETURN BALLOT received by 8pm on JUNE 12 (must mail)

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Texas Special Federal U.S. Representative, 27th Congressional District — June 30

Disgraced Republican Blake Farenthold has finally resigned, so it's time to elect a Democrat in ruby-red District 27, concerning parts of Aransas, Bastrop, Caldwell, Calhoun, Gonzales, Jackson, Lavaca, Matagorda, Nueces, Refugio, San Patricio, Victoria and Wharton counties in this area of the Texas Gulf Coast. Help elect Democrat Eric Holguin       and flip this seat!

VOTER REGISTRATION received by JUNE 16 (email or mail)
BALLOT REQUEST received by JUNE 16 (email or mail)
RETURN BALLOT postmarked by SATURDAY, JUNE 30 (must mail) and received by FRIDAY, JULY 6


Ohio Special Federal U.S. Representative, 12th Congressional District — August 7

A district that stretches north and east of Columbus, OH-12 covers voters from Delaware, Franklin, Licking, Marion, Morrow, Muskingum, and Richland counties. The seat became vacant with the resignation of Representative Patrick J. Tiberi in January. The Republican nominee is a big Trump support. Help flip this seat with your vote for Democrat Danny O’Connor.

Ballots will be sent by June 23 to eligible voters with valid request on file.

VOTER REGISTRATION received by JULY 9 (email, fax or mail)
BALLOT REQUEST received by noon on AUG 4 (email, fax or mail)
RETURN BALLOT postmarked by AUG 6 (and received by FRI AUG 17) (must mail)
You can VOTE with the Backup Ballot (FWAB) anytime after sending the Registration/Request form   find out how...




All times listed are local to the state.

*Note: Because the legal requirements to establish "residence" or "domicile" for tax purposes are determined by state law and the specific facts of your life, it is important that you seek advice on these matters from your tax professional. Even if registering to vote in state and local elections is not sufficient on its own to make you liable for state taxes, other factors such as maintaining a state driver's license or maintaining a mail forwarding address at a relative's home may make you liable for state taxes.