June 8, 2021
New Jersey and Virginia are the only states with gubernatorial and legislative1 elections this year. Both states are holding their primaries Tuesday, June 8. Additionally, there is a special election to fill a vacancy in New Hampshire's state house.
New Hampshire State House Merrimack District 23 Special Election
The 400 member New Hampshire House is the largest one in the United States. There are currently 212 Republicans, 186 Democrats, with the GOP gaining a majority this past November. There are two vacancies, one of which will be filled in today's election. The other is in Hillsborough District 7, where Republican David Danielson died on May 22.
The 23rd Merrimack District is a multi-member district with 3 representatives. Both incumbents are Democrats. The vacancy was previously held by Democrat Samantha Fox. She resigned on January 12.
While three Democrats prevailed in November, it was a close election, with all six candidates on the ballot getting between 15% and 18% of the vote. As such, the race is getting attention from both parties.
Polls close at 7:00 PM ET.
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