Prosecutor and Sheriff Elections in 2020: A Masterlist and Calendar

Nearly 2,300 prosecutors and sheriffs are set to be elected in 2020. This page details which counties are voting, and their filing deadlines and election dates.

Daniel Nichanian | November 27, 2019

This article originally appeared on The Appeal, which hosted The Political Report project.

Nearly 2,300 prosecutors and sheriffs are set to be elected around the country in 2020. These officials set a wide range of policies that impact detention conditions, incarceration rates, cooperation with ICE, and more.

Visit our election portal, featuring our coverage of these 2020 local elections, including statewide primers and Q&As.

This page identifies all of the counties that will be electing their prosecutor (district attorney, or state's attorney) and/or sheriff in 2020. It also contains information about filing deadlines and election dates. Note: This list number could grow if more vacancies trigger special elections. We also have a separate spreadsheet that lists candidates who are running 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.