United States elections, 2017

2017 United States elections
Off-year elections
Election day November 7
Congressional special elections
Seats contested TBD
Gubernatorial elections
Seats contested 2
Color coded map of the 2017 gubernatorial races
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.

Federal elections

The following special elections will be held to replace Senators or House Representatives who either died or resigned while in office:

State elections


Two states will hold gubernatorial elections 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.[5]

Local elections

Various elections will be held for officeholders in numerous cities, counties, school boards, special districts and others around the country.

Mayoral elections

Some of the large cities holding mayoral elections include:


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