2016 Candidate filing – Arkansas State Senate

The filing period closes today in Arkansas for the 2016 elections, and all week I’ve been tracking potential primary and general election matchups.  While I’m not certain that the listings on the webpage of the Arkansas Secretary of State’s office are final (the deadline was noon Central Time), here is a current summary.

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Candidate filing – Arkansas State Senate (Nov. 4)

The filing period for candidates to appear on the 2016 ballot in Arkansas began on Monday and will continue through next Monday, November 9th.  In this post here, I highlighted three State Senate districts where significant primary or general election contests had been determined by the first day’s filing activity.

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Candidate filing – Arkansas State Senate

Election Day 2015 is tomorrow, but in two states (Alabama and Arkansas), the candidate filing period began today for the 2016 elections.  In Alabama, both state senators and state representatives serve four-year terms and are elected in non-presidential years, so there will be no state legislative races held next year.  However in Arkansas, all 100 seats in the State House of Representatives are up for election, along with half of the 35 seats in the State Senate.  I’ll be providing updates about candidate filing for these races right up to the filing deadline of next Monday, November 9th, at 3 pm Central.

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State Legislative Special Elections to be held on Nov. 3, 2015

There will be special elections for 24 state legislative seats in 12 states next Tuesday.  I listed them out and classified them by type of election in a handy chart you can print and use as results are reported on Election Night:

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Who am I

A quick note about myself:

My name is Dave Beaudoin, and I analyze election & voting data for local, special, runoff, and less-closely followed elections nationwide.  My writings and analyses are meant to be independent and non-partisan, and I do not work for any political party or interest group.

I have had a passion for following, researching, and writing about politics and government for almost twenty years.  In 1998, I founded and wrote an on-line newsletter, called “Inside the Booth,” which covered national and local political election campaigns.  I produced over 65 bi-weekly editions which featured news summaries, analysis of voting results and campaign finance reports, and detailed predictions of election outcomes.  Many previous issues of “Inside the Booth” can be viewed at: https://web.archive.org/web/20010606193801/http://www.insidethebooth.com/stidx_1.htm

I am happy to respond to questions about any of my research and analysis.  Feel free to contact me at dbeaudoin@localandspecialelections.com