Nearly 2,300 prosecutors and sheriffs are set to be elected around the country in 2020. (The number could grow if more vacancies trigger special elections.) These officials set a wide range of policies that impact detention conditions, incarceration rates, cooperation with ICE, and more.
This page identifies the jurisdictions that will be electing their prosecutor (district attorney, or state’s attorney) and/or sheriff in 2020, as well as information about filing deadlines and election dates.
You can also visit our election portal, featuring our coverage of the 2020 local elections, as well as our spreadsheet that lists candidates running for prosecutor and sheriff soon after a state’s filing deadline.
You can also visit our timeline of when each county in the nation is voting for its prosecutor or sheriff.
This timeline draws on information compiled by teams of researchers with The Justice Collaborative. (The Appeal and the Justice Collaborative are a fiscally sponsored project of Tides Advocacy.) Other sources include state and local boards of elections, and state and national professional organizations.