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United States elections, 2015

2015 United States elections
Off-year elections
Election day November 3
Congressional special elections
Seats contested TBD
Gubernatorial elections
Seats contested 3
Color coded map of the 2015 gubernatorial races
Map of the 2015 gubernatorial races
Light blue: Term-limited Democrat
Light red: Term-limited Republican
Dark red: Republican incumbent
gubernatorial and state legislative elections in a few states; as well as numerous citizen initiatives, mayoral races, and a variety of other local offices on the ballot.

Special elections to the 114th Congress

Special Senate elections

Special Senate elections will arise if Senators vacate their seats during the 114th United States Congress.

Special House elections

Special House of Representatives elections will be held if Representatives vacate their seats during the 114th United States Congress.

State elections


At least three states will hold gubernatorial elections in 2015:

If required in a state's constitution, special elections may be held if sitting governors vacate their seats. Otherwise, the constitutional successor would complete the rest of the gubernatorial term.

State legislatures

Legislative elections will be held for four states in 2015: Louisiana, Mississippi, New Jersey and Virginia.[4]

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:[5]


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