United States elections, 2017
|Election day||November 7|
|Congressional special elections|
Map of the 2017 gubernatorial races|
Light blue: Term-limited Democrat
Light red: Term-limited Republican
Gray: No election
The 2017 United States elections will be held (for the most part) on Tuesday, November 7, 2017. This off-year election will feature gubernatorial elections in Virginia and New Jersey, as well as state legislative elections in both houses of the New Jersey Legislature and in the lower house of the Virginia legislature. Numerous citizen initiatives, mayoral races, and a variety of other local elections will also occur. Special elections to the United States Congress may take place if vacancies arise.
The following special elections will be held to replace Senators or House Representatives who either died or resigned while in office:
- California's 34th congressional district: Xavier Becerra will resign to become the Attorney General of California.
- Georgia's 6th congressional district: Tom Price will resign to become the United States Secretary of Health and Human Services.
- Kansas's 4th congressional district: Mike Pompeo will resign to become the Director of the Central Intelligence Agency.
Two states will hold gubernatorial elections in 2017:
- New Jersey: Two-term Republican Chris Christie is term-limited in 2017. Christie campaigned for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination, but withdrew from the race February 10, 2016.
- Virginia: One-term Democrat Terry McAuliffe is term-limited in 2017.
Legislative elections will be held for the New Jersey General Assembly, the New Jersey Senate, and the Virginia House of Delegates. As part of a federal court ruling that invalidated its state legislative districts, the North Carolina General Assembly was ordered to hold special elections in the fall of 2017 with updated district lines.
Various elections will be held for officeholders in numerous cities, counties, school boards, special districts and others around the country.
Some of the large cities holding mayoral elections include:
- Atlanta, Georgia: incumbent Democrat Kasim Reed is term-limited and cannot run for re-election to a third term in office.
- Boston, Massachusetts: incumbent Democrat Marty Walsh can run for re-election to a second term in office.
- Buffalo, New York: incumbent Democrat Byron Brown can run for re-election to a fourth term in office.
- Charlotte, North Carolina: incumbent Democrat Jennifer Roberts can run for re-election to a second term in office.
- Cincinnati, Ohio: incumbent John Cranley can run for re-election to a second term and will face a challenge from fellow Democrat, City-Councilwoman Yvette Simpson (the city's election is officially nonpartisan, with the top two vote-getters in a May primary facing off in November).
- Los Angeles: incumbent Democrat Eric Garcetti can run for re-election to a second term in office.
- Minneapolis: incumbent Democrat Betsy Hodges can run for re-election to a second term in office.
- New York City: incumbent Democrat Bill de Blasio is running for re-election to a second term in office.
- San Bernardino, California: incumbent Republican R. Carey Davis is running for re-election to a second term in office.
- Seattle, Washington: incumbent Democrat Ed Murray is running for re-election to a second term in office.
- St. Louis, Missouri: incumbent Democrat Francis Slay is not running for reelection
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