When Does Each County Elect Its Prosecutor and Sheriff?

This chart details the timeline of elections for chief prosecutor (also known as district attorney, state’s attorney, or commonwealth attorney) and sheriff in each state.

Note: This calendar contains information about regularly-scheduled election cycles. When vacancies arise, a county may hold an off-schedule special election.

This database originally was published in 2019 on The Appeal, which hosted The Political Report project at the time. It draws on information compiled by teams of researchers with The Justice Collaborative. (The Appeal and the Justice Collaborative were fiscally sponsored projects of Tides Advocacy.) Other sources include state and local boards of elections, and state and national professional organizations.