COLUMBUS, Ohio — Gov. DeWine has announced that there will be a special election to fill the vacant seat in Ohio’s 6th Congressional District. 

The vacancy results from Rep. Bill Johnson’s resignation, which he announced this week. Johnson will take over as the President at Youngstown State University.

Johnson’s resignation is effective on Jan. 21, 2024.

The schedule will involve a partisan primary on Mar. 19 and a general election on June 11.

Here are other important dates in the election schedule:

  • January 19: Declaration of candidacies for partisan candidates must be filed with the Mahoning County Board of Elections by 4:00 p.m. 

  • January 24: The Mahoning County Board of Elections must certify the names of the candidates that will appear on the special primary ballot to Washington, Noble, Monroe, Belmont, Harrison, Jefferson, Carroll, Tuscarawas, Stark and Columbiana county boards of elections

  • March 19: The Special Election Congressional Primary

  • June 11: The Special Congressional General Election