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Special Elections

Pursuant to section 100.101, Fla. Stat., a special election shall be held:

  1. If no person has been elected at a general election to fill an office which was required to be filled by election at such general election.
  2. If a vacancy occurs in the office of state senator or member of the state house of representatives.
  3. If it is necessary to elect presidential electors, by reason of the offices of President and Vice President both having become vacant.
  4. If a vacancy occurs in the office of member from Florida of the House of Representatives of Congress.

Currently Scheduled Special Elections

House District 114 Special Election

  • The special election for House District 114 consists of a part of Miami-Dade County
  • Election Dates:
    • Special Primary Election: February 20, 2018
    • Special (General) Election: May 1, 2018
  • Voter Registration/Bookclosing Deadline (29 days before the election)
    • Special Primary Election: January 22, 2018
    • Special (General) Election: April 3, 2018 (pushed from April 2, 2018 due to Pascua Florida Day Holiday)
  • Committee Memo (PDF)
  • Candidate Memo (PDF)
  • Notice of Special Election (including qualifying information and reporting dates)
  • Executive Order 17-296 (PDF)

Senate District 31 Special Election

  • The special election for Senate District 31 consists of a part of Palm Beach County
  • Election Dates:
    • Special Primary Election: January 30, 2018
    • Special (General) Election: April 10, 2018
  • Voter Registration/Bookclosing Deadline (29 days before the election)
    • Special Primary Election: January 2, 2018 (pushed from January 1, 2018 due to New Year's Day Holiday)
    • Special (General) Election: March 12, 2018
  • Committee Memo (PDF)
  • Candidate Memo (PDF)
  • Notice of Special Election (including qualifying information and reporting dates)
  • Executive Order 17-288 (PDF)

House District 72 Special Election

  • The special election for House District 72 consists of a part of Sarasota County
  • Election Dates:
    • Special Primary Election: December 5, 2017
    • Special (General) Election: February 13, 2018
  • Voter Registration/Bookclosing Deadline (29 days before the election)
    • Special Primary Election: November 6, 2017
    • Special (General) Election: January 16, 2018 (pushed from January 15, 2018 due to Birthday of Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday)
  • Early Voting Locations and Times
  • Candidate Memo (PDF)
  • Committee Memo (PDF)
  • Notice of Special Election (including qualifying information and reporting dates)
  • Executive Order 17-234 (PDF)

House District 58 Special Election

Special Elections Archive

For information on prior special elections held in 2017, please see our Special Elections Archive