Governor Snyder set the special election schedule for the 2nd Senate District seat vacated by the resignation of State Sen. Bert Johnson.
The special election will track with the current August 7 primary and November 6 general election, according to a letter Snyder sent to Secretary of State Ruth Johnson. Democratic, Republican and Libertarian candidates have until April 24 by 4 p.m. to file affidavits of identity as well as nominating petitions or filing fees and until April 27 by 4 p.m. to withdraw. Candidates without political party affiliation have until July 19 by 4 p.m. to file petitions and affidavits of identity and July 23 by 4 p.m. to withdraw.
Johnson pleaded guilty earlier this month to one count of conspiracy to commit theft from a federally funded program as part of a plea deal in a federal corruption case.