Special Elections

Pennsylvania holds special elections when an elected official can no longer serve in their role. See if there are any upcoming special elections in your district.

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.

On the day of a special election, results will be posted to our election returns site beginning shortly after the polls close.

 

Upcoming Special Elections

195th Legislative District

Special Election Calendar

Nomination Paper Instructions, Affidavit, and Papers

Statement of Financial Interests

201st Legislative District

Special Election Calendar

Nomination Paper Instructions, Affidavit, and Papers

Statement of Financial Interests

 

Previous Special Elections

Special Election Calendar for the 139th​​ Legislative District

Special Election Calendar for the 140th Legislative District

Special Election Calendar for the 21st Legislative District

Special Election Calendar: Representative in the General Assembly for the 163rd Legislative District

Special Election Calendar: Representative in the General Assembly for the 108th Legislative District

Special Election Calendar: Representative in the General Assembly for the 35th Legislative District

Special Election Calendar: Representative in the General Assembly for the 32nd Legislative District

Special Election Calendar: Representative in the General Assembly for the 34th Legislative District

Special Election Calendar: Senator in the General Assembly for the 27th Senatorial District

 

If you are looking for information on previous special elections, please email ra-elections@pa.gov or call 1-877-868-3772, option 3.