Overview & Live Results: Battleground State House Special Election in Georgia

June 15, 2021

A competitive special election for a vacant Georgia State House district near Atlanta is the highlight among three elections on Tuesday. 

State House Special General Elections

Georgia Districts 34 and 156

There are 180 State House districts in Georgia. Currently, the chamber has 101 Republicans and 77 Democrats. The next regularly scheduled elections are in 2022.

Tuesday's elections are for the two vacancies. Under Georgia special election law, all candidates from all parties appear on a single ballot. If a candidate gets a majority of the vote, they are elected. Otherwise, the top two finishers advance to a runoff. 

The suburban Atlanta District 34 vacancy was created by the resignation of Republican Bert Reeves on April 30. Reeves was in his fourth term, and had most recently been reelected by a 56%-44% margin in 2020. There are five candidates on the ballot. This is the much more interesting of Tuesday's Georgia elections.

District 156 is in the southeastern part of the state, including Vidalia. The vacancy was created by the resignation of Republican Greg Morris on April 13. Morris was first elected to the legislature in 1999. He had represented District 156 since 2012, running unopposed in the general election each time. There are two Republicans and a Democrat on the ballot.

If needed, runoff election(s) will be July 13. Polls close at 7:00 PM Eastern Time.

State Assembly Special Primary Election

Wisconsin District 37

There are 99 Assembly districts in Wisconsin. Currently, the chamber has 60 Republicans and 38 Democrats. The next regularly scheduled elections are in 2022.

Located northeast of Madison, the District 37 vacancy was created with the resignation of Republican John Jagler in April. He had won a special election for a vacant State Senate seat earlier that month. Jagler had represented the district since first being elected in 2012, most recently being reelected by a 56% to 41% margin in 2020.

There is only one contested primary. Democrat Pete Adams is running unopposed and will be the nominee. Eight Republicans are vying for their party's nomination. 

Polls close at 9:00 PM Eastern Time. The general election is July 13.

Upcoming June 22

  • New York City Mayoral Primary (Latest Poll >>)
  • Buffalo, NY Mayoral Primary
  • Alabama State House District 78 Special Democratic Primary Runoff
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