UPCOMING LOCAL ELECTIONS

UPDATED ON : SEPTEMBER 16, 2021 / 07:04 PM

DOES YOUR CITY OR STATE HAVE AN ELECTION DAY COMING UP? IMPORTANT DECISIONS ARE BEING MADE EVERYDAY. FIND UPCOMING ELECTIONS THAT WILL AFFECT THE BLACK COMMUNITY HERE, COURTESY OF OUR PARTNERS AT BLACK VOTERS MATTER.

Key Races

State

City/County

Seats & Candidates

Why is this race key?

MS

Canton/Madison

Alderpersons- John Brown

Renee Truss, Colby Walker

Community with high voter suppression. Voter fatigue, voter apathy, and general democracy challenges to the will of voters. 

Election 10.5.21/Voter registration deadline: 9.5.21

MS

Pike

State Senate Races:

District 38, which includes Adams, Amite, Pike, Walthall and Wilkinson counties

District 32, which includes Kemper, Lauderdale, Noxubee and Winston counties

Need to replace these two Mississippi Legislative Black Caucus members with other caucus members

SC

Columbia/Richland

Mayor - Daniel J. Rickenmann, Tameika Isaac Devine, Sam Johnson, Moe Baddourah

Councilmember At-Large - Deitra S. Matthews, Aaron D. Smalls, Heather Bauer, Aditi Bussells, Johnathan (John) Tyler, Tyler Bailey

Councilmember District 1 - Tina Herbert, Christa Williams

Councilmember District 4 - Joe Taylor

Races that impact our capital. Columbia has the opportunity to elect a Black woman as mayor. 


NC

Various

 

NC has 52 municipal races for 2021. We are still waiting for actual seats that are going to be run in these elections. There is an ongoing discussion in some local races about particular seats and filing.  

FL

Orlando

City Commissioner District 5 - Regina Hill, Shan Rose

West Orlando/Parramore district, Regina Hill is the establishment incumbent, while Shan Rose is a community organizer running on a platform that includes “Another Chance Ordinance”, which would give blanket pardons to people convicted of marijuana offenses .

PA

Statewide

 

Municipal Primary

Supreme, Commonwealth & Superior Courts (Statewide)

Mayor, city council, and controller (Harrisburg PA)

District attorney, city controller, judge of election, inspector of election, common pleas judges, and municipal court judges (Philadelphia,PA)

Mayor, City Controller, City Council, Common Pleas (Pittsburgh) 



Election Day

Voter Registration Deadline

State

Election Type / Location

Vote By Mail Deadline

Early Voting Begins

Runoff

Feb 9

NA

GA

Special Election DA

01/09/2021

N/A

N/A

Feb 9

Jan 10

SC

City of Florence - Special Election -  City Council runoff

 

N/A

N/A

Feb 9

Jan 10

SC

City of Denmark - Gen. Election - Mayor and City Council

   

Feb 23

March 2

Feb 2

TN

City of Chattanooga (City Council/Mayoral Election/Community Control Initiative)

     

March 2

Feb 15

AL

City of Tuscaloosa - Municipal General (Mayor, City Council)

   

April 13, 2021 

March 16

Feb 16

GA

51 Candidates Statewide (11 Deceased Elected Officials):  Warner Robins, Whitfield Cty, Ware Cty, Lamar Cty, Brantley Cty, Grovetown, Richmond Hill, Haralson Cty, Macon Cty, Twiggs County, Telfair County, Clinch County, Vidalia

03/12/2021

2/22-3/12

4/13 Sp El Runoff: Lamar County, Brantley County ,Worth County, Crawford County

March 20

April 24

LA

Special Congressional Election General Municipal Primary

 

3/6-13

4/24

March 23

 

AL

City of Montgomery - Special Municipal Runoff Election - Council District 3

   

4/27

March 30

Feb 28

SC

City of Florence - Special Municipal - Council District 1

N/A

Feb 27

 

April 6

March 8

MS

Municipal Primary

Municipal Primary Election Runoff Day

4/6

Absentee VBM

3/27 - 4/3

Absentee in person

4/27

Runoff Election

4/24

Absentee in person

April 6

NA

MO

Mayoral election

     

April 6

March 5

SC

City of Winnsboro - Gen. - Mayoral and City Council Dist. 2 and 4 

4/6

Absentee

4/5

Absentee in-person

 

April 27

March 19

FL

Gadsden County Municipal Elections

4/19

   

May 1

April 1

TX

Fort Worth municipal elections

4/20

4/19

 

April 13

March 14

SC

City of Marion - Gen. Election - Mayor and Council

N/A

   

April 13

 

AL

Runoff

     

April 13

 

GA

Sp El City Council Runoff

Brinson (Decatur Co) Council Post 2

Sylvester (Worth Co) Council Post 

     

April 20

March 22

FL

Bay County Municipal Elections

04/10/2021

04/12-04/16

05/18/2021

April 27

 

AL

City of Montgomery - Special Municipal Runoff Election - Council District 3 (If necessary)

     

May 1

 

TX

Municipal races: Dallas, Fort Worth and San Antonio

     

May 18

May 3

PA

Municipal Primary

Supreme, Commonwealth & Superior Courts (Statewide)

Mayor, city council, and controller (Harrisburg PA)

District attorney, city controller, judge of election, inspector of election, common pleas judges, and municipal court judges (Philadelphia,PA)

Mayor, City Controller, City Council, Common Pleas (Pittsburgh) 

request a mail-in or absentee ballot: May 11, 2021

N/A

N/A

June 8

May 10

MS

Municipal General

Request VBM/Absentee

Absentee VBM

Deadline Postmark by, June 8, 2021

   

June 8

May 9

SC

Georgetown - Primary

     

June 15

May 17

GA

Rockdale - Probate Judge

Henry Co. Commission - Dist 3

GA State House HD-156

Baker Co - Tax Commissioner

Dougherty Bd of Ed Dist 2

Request VBM

May 24 - June 11

Early Voting

May 24 - June 11

Saturday Voting

June 5

Runoff Date

July 13th

Aug 1

 

TN

Knoxville Primary

     

Aug 3

 

AL

City of Dothan - Municipal Elections

     

Aug 3

 

OH

Special election

     

Aug 17

 

SC

Florence County Council District 6 Primary

     

Aug 24

 

AL

City of Birmingham - Municipal Elections (Mayor, Council, School board)

August 9, 2021

   

Aug 24

 

AL

City of Mobile - Municipal (Mayor, Council)

August 9, 2021 

   

Aug 24

 

SC

Aiken - Primary

     

Sept 14

 

SC

City of Orangeburg - General

     

Sept 21

 

FL

Campbellton, FSL - General

 

Sept 10

 

Oct 9

Sep 8 (by mail/in-person)

Sep 18 (online)

LA

Open Primary/ Orleans Municipal Parochial Primary/ State Rep. Dists 16 & 102 Special Primary/ Caddo Special School Board Election District 7

Request: Oct 5 y 4:30pm

Receipt: Oct 8 by 4:30pm

Sept 25 -Oct 2 - 8:30am - 6pm

Oct 30 - Nov 6 (8:30am-6pm)

Oct 19

Sept 19

SC

City of Rock Hill - General 

N/A

 

Nov 3

Nov 2

Oct 18

PA

Municipal Primary

Supreme, Commonwealth & Superior Courts (Statewide)

Mayor, city council, and controller (Harrisburg PA)

District attorney, city controller, judge of election, inspector of election, common pleas judges, and municipal court judges (Philadelphia,PA)

Mayor, City Controller, City Council, Common Pleas (Pittsburgh) 

Oct 26

N/A

N/A

Nov 2

Oct 4

GA

  • Greensboro - City Council

  • Fort Valley - Mayor, Council, Utility Commission

  • Brunswick - Mayor, 1 City Commission

  • Albany - 3 Commission Seats

  • Warner Robins - Mayor, Council Post 1, Post 3

  • Valdosta - School Board

  • Cordele - City Commission Chair

  • Chatham - Garden City, Port Wentworth

  • Union City 

Oct 29, 2021

Oct 12 - Oct 29

Nov 30

Nov 2

Oct 4

FL

Municipal-Greenville (Madison County) 

COUNCIL MEMBER GROUPS 1 AND 5

Oct 19

October 18/19th

N/A

Nov. 2

Oct. 4

FL

City of Orlando District 1,3, and 5

Oct. 23rd

TBA

Dec. 7

Nov 2

Oct 4

FL

St. Petersburg Mayor, City Council district 1,2,4,6, and 8

Oct. 23rd

TBA

TBA

Nov 2

 

FL 

City of Miami

     

Nov 2

Oct 3

SC

Columbia - General (including Mayor)

Aiken - General

Charleston - General

Greenville - General

Spartanburg -General

N/A

   

Nov 2

Oct 3

TX

State Constitution Amendments

     

Nov 2 

Oct 4

TN

Knoxville General

     

Nov 13

Oct 13 (by mail/in-person)

Oct 23 (online)

LA

       



Election Day

Voter Registration Deadline

State

Election Type / Location

Vote By Mail Deadline

Early Voting Begins

Runoff

Nov 2 

Oct 3

TX

State Constitution Amendments

     

Oct 9

Sep 8 (by mail/in-person)

Sep 18 (online)

LA

Open Primary/ Orleans Municipal Parochial Primary/ State Rep. Dists 16 & 102 Special Primary/ Caddo Special School Board Election District 7

Request: Oct 5 y 4:30pm

Receipt: Oct 8 by 4:30pm

Sept 25 -Oct 2 - 8:30am - 6pm

Nov 13, 2021

Nov 13

Oct 13 (by mail/in-person)

Oct 23 (online)

LA

Open General/Orleans Municipal General Election

Request: Nov 9 at 4:30pm

Receipt: Nov 12 by 4:30pm

Oct 30 - Nov 6 (8:30am-6pm)

N/A

Nov 2nd

October TBA 

NC

Kinston, NC City Council

Request:

Receipt: 

October 14th-TBA

TBA

Nov 2nd

November 2, 2021, or postmarked by November 2, 2021

NC

Martin County :Oak City, Hamilton, Parmalee Town Council Race

November 2, 2021, or postmarked by November 2, 2021

   

Nov 2nd

November 2, 2021, or postmarked by November 2, 2021

nc

Gaston Town Council

November 2, 2021, or postmarked by November 2, 2021

 

TBA