Gov. Rick Snyder announces special election dates for 13th Congressional District

Friday, Dec. 8, 2017

LANSING, Mich. – Gov. Rick Snyder today announced a special election will be held next year in the 13th District of the United States House of Representatives to fill the vacancy created by the resignation of John Conyers, D-Detroit, who resigned on Dec. 6.

“Having ample time for candidates to make a decision about running for office and file their paperwork gives people more options as to who will next represent them in Congress,” Gov. Snyder said. “In order to allow several months for that to take place and to reduce the financial burden on local taxpayers, the primary and general elections will be held when regularly scheduled elections are already occurring.”

A special primary election to fill the vacancy for the remainder of the term will be held on Aug. 7, 2018. The general election will be held on Nov. 6, 2018.

Candidates wishing to be on the Aug. 7 primary ballot must file by April 24, 2018, at 4 p.m. For additional information and other relevant dates for this special election, see the attached letter filed with the Secretary of State’s office.

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