Gov. Rick Snyder announces special election dates to fill seat in 68th state House District

Friday, Jan. 12, 2018

LANSING, Mich. – Gov. Rick Snyder today announced the dates for a special election in the 68th District of the state House of Representatives to fill the vacancy created by Andy Schor who resigned to take office as the mayor of Lansing.

“The timing of this special election reduces the financial burden on residents of the 68th House District while giving them adequate time to do their research and decide who will best represent them in the state Capitol,” Snyder said.

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. These dates coincide with regularly scheduled elections, eliminating the burden for taxpayers of paying for additional elections.

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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