United States elections, 2015

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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.

The United States general elections of 2015 will be held (for the most part) on Tuesday, November 3. This is an off-year election, as neither Congress nor the President will face election. Various state, local, and special elections will be held.

Federal elections[edit]

State elections[edit]

Gubernatorial[edit]

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.

Statewide executive offices[edit]

Three states will hold elections for statewide executive offices in 2015:

State legislatures[edit]

Legislative elections will be held for four states in 2015: Louisiana, Mississippi, New Jersey and Virginia.[6]

Local elections[edit]

Various elections will be held for officeholders in numerous cities, counties, school boards, special districts and others around the country.

Mayoral elections[edit]

Some of the large cities holding mayoral elections include:[7]

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