Today we are watching two state legislative special elections. One in New England, and one in the Deep South. Both are for open seats in their state House of Representatives. We will have election results for each race here as they come in.
The first race takes us to Stamford, CT., where voters are heading to the polls for the third time in six months, this time for an open seat in State House District 145 after Patricia Miller won the special election for State Senate District 27. There are two candidates, a Republican and a Democrat, both of who were nominated by local party committees to run in today’s contest. Luckily for the residents of Stamford, no matter what tonight’s election results show, neither candidate currently holds any office that would require another special election to fill. Polls close at 8 p.m. (EDT).
The other race is a primary runoff in Shelby County, AL. Two candidates running for the open seat in State House District 73 emerged from a Republican primary last month after no one received a majority of votes in the five-person field, a Helena City Councilwoman, and a Retired Army First Sgt. from Pelham. The winner will face the lone Democrat who filed to run in the district, who is also from Helena. Polls close at 7 p.m. (CDT). You can find election results for both races here as they come in.