March 20th, 2017 is the last day to register to vote for the April 18th special elections. This deadline is for both Congressional District 6 (GA-6) where Democrat Jon Ossoff is running and also for State Senate District 32 where three democrats have qualified for the ballot.
Jon Ossoff is running with the backing of Civil Rights icon and Georgia Congressman John Lewis. Daily Kos has raised an insane amount of money for a candidate in a special election, over 1 million dollars. There are 16 candidates running for this special election if no candidate gets over 50%+1 a runoff election will be held on June 20th, 2017 between the top two vote-getters regardless of party.
With State Senator Judson Hill leaving his state seat (district 32) to run in the congression election there are eight candidates running to replace him. If no candidate receives 50%+1 of the vote then there will be a runoff election May 16th, 2017 between the top two vote-getters regardless of party.
The Congressional District 6 normally is a Republican stronghold but in the 2016 presidential election is swung sharply towards Hillary Clinton, 46.82%(D) - 48.31%(R) from 37.45%(D) - 60.83%(R) in 2012. This race will be a big indicator of if the "Trump Effect" is real. Leading up to this we have seen democrats win or tighten races for special elections.
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Georgia 6th Congressional District Special Election |
Democrat Jon Ossoff - electjon.com
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*Election Date: April 18th, 2017 | Runoff Date: June 20th, 2017
Georgia 32nd District State Senate Special Election
5 Republicans qualified along with 3 Democrats.
Democrat Christine Triebsch - Attorney
Democrat Exton Howard -Television Director
Democrat Bob Wiskind - Physician
*Election Date: April 18th, 2017 | Runoff Date: May 16th, 2017 (if needed)