What is a special election?
A special election is an election scheduled at a time other than the usual date for a specific purpose, often to fill a vacancy.
What makes a special election significant?
What makes the 2017 special elections significant?
What legislative seats flipped in 2017 as a result of the special elections?
- Louisiana House of Representatives District 42 (March 25)
- Mississippi State Senate District 10 (Nov. 28)
- Massachusetts State Senate Worcester & Middlesex District (Dec. 5)
- New Hampshire House of Representatives District Carroll 6 (May 23)
- New York State Assembly District 9 (May 23)
- Oklahoma State Senate District 44 (July 11)
- Oklahoma House of Representatives District 75 (July 11)
- New Hampshire House of Representatives District Belknap 9 (Sept. 12)
- Oklahoma House of Representatives District 46 (Sept. 12)
- New Hampshire House of Representatives District Rockingham 4 (Sept. 26)
- Florida State Senate District 40 (Sept. 26)
- New Hampshire House of Representatives District Hillsborough 15 (Nov. 7)
- Georgia House of Representatives District 117 (Nov. 7)
- Georgia House of Representatives District 119 (Nov. 7)
- Washington State Senate District 45 (Nov. 7)
- Oklahoma State Senate District 37 (Nov. 14)
- Georgia State Senate District 6 (Dec. 5)
Flipped state chambers
What does this mean for the psoriatic disease community?
Driving discovery, creating community
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