Live Results: State House Special Elections in Georgia and Michigan

While statewide primaries in Indiana and Ohio will grab most of the attention Tuesday, there are five legislative special elections on the calendar. These will fill four vacancies in the Michigan State House; the fifth is a runoff to fill an opening in the Georgia State House.

Georgia State House District 45 (Runoff)

Republicans hold a 102-76 edge over Democrats in the Georgia State House. There are two vacancies. Members serve two year terms; the next regular elections are in November. These will be contested using redistricted boundaries

District 45 is located in Atlanta's northern suburbs. Republican Matt Dollar resigned in February to take another position. Dollar was unopposed when first elected in 2012 and didn't face a challenger until 2018. That year, he won by nearly 20% over his Democratic foe; that gap narrowed to 10 points in 2020. 

As no candidate in the April 5 special election received a majority of the vote, the top two finishers advanced to Tuesday's runoff. Republican Mitchell Kaye had 41.6% of the vote; Democrat James McCormick was just 62 votes back with 40.5%. While that would seem to indicate a very competitive runoff, it is worth noting that McCormick was the only Democrat on the four-person ballot that day; the three Republicans combined for 59.5% vote share.  

Polls close at 7:00 PM Eastern Time.

Michigan State House Districts 15, 36, 43, 74

Republicans hold a narrow 55-51 advantage over Democrats in the Michigan State House. Tuesday's elections will fill the four vacant seats, three of which were previously held by Republicans. Members serve two year terms; the next regularly scheduled elections are in November. These will be contested using redistricted boundaries.  

Primaries were held on March 1. In all cases, the incumbent party had a contested primary while the out party candidate faced no opposition. Polls close at 8:00 PM Eastern Time.

District 15 is in Dearborn, just west of Detroit. The previous incumbent, Democrat Abdullah Hammoud was elected Dearborn mayor in November. Hammoud was reelected by a 71% to 27% margin in 2020. Democrat Jeffrey Pepper won the nomination with 56% of the vote. Ginger Shearer is the Republican nominee.

District 36 sits between Pontiac and Macomb Township, north of Detroit. The previous incumbent, Republican Douglas Wozniak was elected to the State Senate in a special election this past November. Wozniak was reelected by a 69% to 31% margin in 2020. With 39% of the vote, Terence Mekoski narrowly won a four-way race for the nomination. James Diez is the Democratic nominee.

District 43 is largely northwest of Pontiac. The seat became vacant when Republican Andrea Schroeder died in October. Schroeder had been reelected by a 60% to 40% margin in 2020. This was also a four-person Republican primary; Mike Harris won with 49% of the vote. Kent Douglas is the Democratic nominee.

District 74 is located in the Grand Rapids area. The previous incumbent, Republican Mark Huizenga was elected to the State Senate in a special election this past November. Huizenga was reelected by a 63% to 37% margin in 2020. As in Districts 36 and 43, four Republicans were on the primary ballot. Robert Regan won the nomination by just 81 votes. Carol Glanville is the Democratic nominee.

Use the drop down menu in the table to view results for a specific primary. Polls close at 8:00 PM Eastern Time.

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