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Below is a handy pocket guide to the key elections taking place on Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2011. For background information on these races and more, check out these roundups by Daily Kos Elections editor Steve Singiser and diarist sapelcovits.

Note: "Party" denotes the party which currently controls the office or legislative body. ALL POLL CLOSING TIMES ARE LISTED IN EASTERN TIME.

Statewide ballot measures (complete list):

State Measure Good Guys Bad Guys Issue Polls Close
ME Question 1 Yes No Restores same-day voter registration 8pm
MS Initiative 26 No Yes Defines human personhood as beginning at the moment of fertilization 8pm
OH Issue 2 No Yes Repeals limits on collective bargaining rights 7:30pm

Kentucky statewide elected officials:

Office Party Democrat Republican Polls Close
KY-Gov (D) Steve Beshear (inc) David Williams 6pm/7pm
KY-Atty Gen. (D) Jack Conway (inc) Todd P'Pool 6pm/7pm
KY-Sec. of State (D) Allison Lundergan Grimes Bill Johnson 6pm/7pm
KY-Treasurer (D) Todd Hollenbach (inc) K.C. Crosbie 6pm/7pm
KY-Auditor (D) Adam Edelen John Kemper 6pm/7pm
KY-Ag Commish (R) Bob Farmer James Comer 6pm/7pm

Mississippi statewide elected officials:

Office Party Democrat Republican Polls Close
MS-Gov (R) Johnny DuPree Phil Bryant 8pm
MS-Lt. Gov. (R) Tate Reeves 8pm
MS-Atty Gen. (D) Jim Hood (inc) Steve Simpson 8pm
MS-Sec. of State (R) Delbert Hosemann (inc) 8pm
MS-Treasurer (R) Connie Moran Lynn Fitch 8pm
MS-Auditor (R) Stacey Pickering (inc) 8pm
MS-Ag Commish (R) Joel Gill Cindy Hyde-Smith 8pm
MS-Ins Commish (R) Louis Fondren Mike Chaney (inc) 8pm

Many more races below the fold.

State legislatures (key races: NJ | VA):

State Chamber Party Composition Polls Close
MS Senate (R) 27 R, 25 D 8pm
MS House (D) 68 D, 54 R 8pm
NJ Senate (D) 24 D, 16 R 8pm
NJ Assembly (D) 47 D, 33 R 8pm
VA Senate (D) 22 D, 18 R 7pm
VA House (R) 59 R, 39 D, 2 I 7pm

State legislative recalls (complete list of other recalls):

State District Incumbent Opponent Polls Close
AZ SD-18 Russell Pearce (R) Jerry Lewis (R) 9pm
MI HD-15 Paul Scott (R) "Yes" (to recall) 8pm

Other key races (complete list of state legislative special elections):

State Race Party Democrat Republican Polls Close
IA SD-18 (D) Liz Mathis Cindy Golding 10pm
NY Erie Co. Exec (R) Mark Poloncarz Chris Collins (inc) 9pm
PA Allegheny Co. Exec (D) Rich Fitzgerald D. Raja 8pm

Congressional special election primaries:

Race Party Candidates Polls Close
OR-01 (D) Brad Avakian, Suzanne Bonamici,
Brad Witt, 5 others
OR-01 (R) Rob Cornilles, 4 others 11pm

Mayors (complete list):

City State Population Party Democrat(s) Republican(s)
Houston TX 2,099,451 (D) Annise Parker (inc) Jack O'Connor
Philadelphia PA 1,526,006 (D) Michael Nutter (inc) Karen Brown
Phoenix AZ 1,445,632 (D) Greg Stanton Wes Gullett
Indianapolis IN 829,718 (R) Melina Kennedy Greg Ballard (inc)
San Francisco CA 805,235 (D) Edwin Lee (inc), Dennis Herrera, John Avalos, Leland Yee
Columbus OH 787,033 (D) Michael Coleman (inc) Earl Smith
Charlotte NC 731,424 (D) Anthony Foxx (inc) Scott Stone
Baltimore MD 620,961 (D) Stephanie Rawlings-Blake (inc) Alfred Griffin
Tucson AZ 520,116 (R) Jonathan Rothschild Rick Grinnell
Islip NY 335,543 (D) Phil Nolan (inc) Tom Croci
Greensboro NC 269,666 (R) Bill Knight (inc), Robbie Perkins
Fort Wayne IN 253,691 (D) Tom Henry (inc) Paula Hughes
Durham NC 228,330 (D) Bill Bell (inc) Sylvester Williams
Spokane WA 208,916 (D) Mary Verner (inc) David Condon
Boise ID 205,671 (D) David Bieter (inc)
Salt Lake City UT 186,440 (D) Ralph Becker (inc) J. Allen Kimball

Note: While many of these mayoral races are technically non-partisan, we have done our best to identify where candidates' partisan allegiances lie.

Originally posted to Daily Kos Elections on Mon Nov 07, 2011 at 07:14 PM PST.

Also republished by Daily Kos.

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