Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey announced Monday two election dates to replace a seat in the U.S. House left vacant by former Rep. Trent Franks, who resigned last week.
A special primary election will be held Feb. 27 to determine the nominees for the seat. The newest member of the Arizona congressional delegation will be elected April 24.
Ducey was required by state law to announce the election dates within 72 hours of Franks’ resignation, which was effective Friday.
Arizona Secretary of State Michele Reagan, whose office oversees the state’s elections, told KTAR News 92.3 FM’s Arizona’s Morning News that potential candidates for the seat will be on a tight timeline.