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Approximately 500 prosecutors (or district attorneys) and sheriffs will be elected in 2019. They are responsible for setting a wide range of policies that impact detention conditions, incarceration rates, cooperation with ICE, and more. Yet they receive inadequate attention. On this page, the Appeal: Political Report has identified the jurisdictions that will be electing their prosecutor and/or their sheriff in 2019.
You can visit our timeline or calendar of when each county in the nation holds its election for prosecutor or sheriff.
Also you can visit our election portal for coverage of the 2019 election cycle.
Louisiana, Mississippi, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, and Virginia will select many if not all of their prosecutors or sheriffs this year. Just a handful of counties including San Francisco will hold solitary elections elsewhere. The map below also depicts the most populous counties with elections and the counties whose participation in ICE’s 287(g) program is at stake. Read our preliminary preview of these elections, and visit the rest of our coverage of 2019 local elections.