Secretary of State elections, 2014

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26 Secretary of State elections will be held in 2014.

Alabama

See also: Alabama secretary of state election, 2014

The Alabama secretary of state election will take place on November 4, 2014. Incumbent Jim Bennett (R) was appointed secretary of state to fill the vacancy created by the resignation of previous officeholder Beth Chapman. Chapman was first elected in 2006 and, due to term limits, would have been ineligible to seek re-election in 2014 even if she had remained in office through to her term end date. Per the terms of his appointment, Bennett is not running for a full term in 2014, therefore the seat will still be open.

Arizona

See also: Arizona secretary of state election, 2014

The Arizona secretary of state election will take place on November 4, 2014. Incumbent Ken Bennett (R) is exploring a run for Governor of Arizona.

Arkansas

See also: Arkansas secretary of state election, 2014

The Arkansas secretary of state election will take place on November 4, 2014. Incumbent Mark Martin (R) was first elected in 2010 and is eligible for re-election.

California

See also: California secretary of state election, 2014

The California secretary of state election will take place on November 4, 2014. Incumbent Debra Bowen (D) was first elected in 2006 and is ineligible to seek re-election in 2014.

Colorado

See also: Colorado secretary of state election, 2014

The Colorado secretary of state election will take place on November 4, 2014. Incumbent Scott Gessler (R) was first elected in 2010 and is eligible to seek re-election in 2014.

Connecticut

See also: Connecticut secretary of state election, 2014

The Connecticut secretary of state election will take place on November 4, 2014. Incumbent Denise Merrill (D) was first elected in 2010 and is eligible to seek re-election in 2014.

Georgia

See also: Connecticut secretary of state election, 2014

Idaho

See also: Idaho secretary of state election, 2014

The Idaho secretary of state election will take place on November 4, 2014. Incumbent Ben Ysursa (R) was first elected in 2002 and while eligible to seek re-election in 2014, he has decided to retire from office when his term ends in January 2015.[1][2]

Illinois

See also: Illinois secretary of state election, 2014

The Illinois secretary of state election will take place on November 4, 2014. Incumbent Jesse White (D) was first elected in 1998 and is eligible to seek re-election in 2014.

Indiana

See also: Indiana secretary of state election, 2014

The Indiana secretary of state election will take place on November 4, 2014. Incumbent Connie Lawson (R) was first appointed in 2012 and is eligible to seek re-election in 2014.

Iowa

See also: Iowa secretary of state election, 2014

The Iowa secretary of state election will take place on November 4, 2014. Incumbent Matt Schultz (R) was first elected in 2010 and is eligible to seek re-election in 2014.

Kansas

See also: Kansas secretary of state election, 2014

The Kansas secretary of state election will take place on November 4, 2014. Incumbent Kris Kobach (R) was first elected in 2010 and is eligible to seek re-election in 2014.

Massachusetts

See also: Massachusetts secretary of state election, 2014

The Massachusetts secretary of state election will take place on November 4, 2014. Incumbent William F. Galvin (D) was first elected in 1994 and is eligible to seek re-election in 2014.

Michigan

See also: Michigan secretary of state election, 2014

Minnesota

See also: Minnesota secretary of state election, 2014

The Minnesota secretary of state election will take place on November 4, 2014. Incumbent Mark Ritchie (D) was first elected in 2006 and won re-election in 2010. Although eligible for re-election in 2014, Ritchie said in a June 2013 statement that he will not run for a third term.[3]

Nebraska

See also: Nebraska secretary of state election, 2014

The Nebraska secretary of state election will take place on November 4, 2014. Incumbent John A. Gale (R) was first appointed in 2000 and is seeking re-election in 2014.[4]

Nevada

See also: Nevada secretary of state election, 2014

The Nevada secretary of state election will take place on November 4, 2014. Incumbent Ross Miller (D) was first elected in 2006 and is ineligible to seek re-election in 2014.

New Mexico

See also: New Mexico secretary of state election, 2014

The New Mexico secretary of state election will take place on November 4, 2014. Incumbent Dianna Duran (R) was first elected in 2010 and is eligible to seek re-election in 2014.

North Dakota

See also: North Dakota secretary of state election, 2014

The North Dakota secretary of state election will take place on November 4, 2014. Incumbent Al Jaeger (R) was first elected in 1992 and is eligible to seek re-election in 2014.

Ohio

See also: Ohio secretary of state election, 2014
See also: Ballot access requirements for political candidates in Ohio#2013

In late 2013, Ohio passed two laws that allegedly restrict minor parties' participation in the 2014 elections. The Libertarian Party of Ohio filed lawsuits against both laws, the outcomes of which could alter the candidate landscape of this race.[5]

Money in the race

Mid-year campaign financial reports detailing the first six months of the year were due on July 31, 2013. Incumbent Husted's report showed he began the year with $1.05 million in his campaign account. Through June he raised $593,600. Factoring in expenditures, he was left with $1.6 million on hand.

Challenger Nina Turner began the year with $8,300 and raised $204,000 through June. Her campaign spent some $83,500, leaving her with $128,750 on hand.[6]

Rhode Island

See also: Rhode Island secretary of state election, 2014

The Rhode Island secretary of state election will take place on November 4, 2014. Incumbent Ralph Mollis (D) was first elected in 2006 and is ineligible to seek re-election in 2014.

South Carolina

See also: South Carolina secretary of state election, 2014

The South Carolina secretary of state election will take place on November 4, 2014. Incumbent Mark Hammond (R) was first elected in 2002 and is eligible to seek re-election in 2014.

South Dakota

See also: South Dakota secretary of state election, 2014

The South Dakota secretary of state election will take place on November 4, 2014. Incumbent Jason Gant (R) was first elected in 2010 and eligible to seek re-election in 2014. However, on September 11, 2013 he announced he would not seek a second term.[7]

Vermont

See also: Vermont secretary of state election, 2014

The Vermont secretary of state election will take place on November 4, 2014. Incumbent Jim Condos (D) was first elected in 2010 and is eligible to seek re-election in 2014.

Wisconsin

See also: Wisconsin secretary of state election, 2014

The Wisconsin secretary of state election will take place on November 4, 2014. Incumbent Douglas La Follette (D) was first elected in 1982 and is eligible to seek re-election in 2014.

Wyoming

See also: Wyoming secretary of state election, 2014

The Wyoming secretary of state election will take place on November 4, 2014. Incumbent Max Maxfield (R) was first elected in 2006 is eligible to run for re-election.

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