Roughly 150 prosecutors and sheriffs are set to be elected around the country in 2021. These races hold the potential of upending the politics of certain states, most notably in New York, Pennsylvania, and Virginia. Prosecutors and sheriffs set a wide range of policies that impact detention conditions, incarceration rates, ties with ICE, and more.
Visit our portal of ongoing coverage on the 2021 elections for previews, analyses, and reporting on these elections.
This spreadsheet below identifies the counties that will elect a prosecutor and/or sheriff in 2021. It also contains information about filing deadlines and election dates. (Information about 2022 elections and future cycles is available on this page.)
Note: This list features regularly-scheduled elections. The list could grow if vacancies trigger special elections.