The Ninth Circuit expects to hear Soltysik v Padilla, 16-55758, in February 2018. This is the case on whether California is violating the First Amendment and/or the Fourteenth Amendment by letting some candidates have their party membership listed on ballots (for Congress and partisan state office), but not letting certain other candidates have their party membership listed. The plaintiff, Emidio Soltysik, is a registered Socialist, but because the Socialist Party is not a qualified party, Soltysik can only have the ballot label “Party preference: none”.
Alabama holds a special election for U.S. Senate on December 12, 2017. Because the Alabama ballot access laws are so severe, only the Republican and Democratic nominees will be on the ballot. However, the Libertarian Party has nominated a write-in candidate, Ron Bishop, and his candidacy has been mentioned already in the Birmingham and Anniston daily newspapers. See this story, for example.
Alabama permits write-in votes, but won’t tally them.
New Zealand uses proportional representation. It held a parliamentary election on September 23, 2017. The results: National 56 seats, Labour 46, New Zealand First 9, Green 8, ACT 1. No party received a majority of the seats. On October 19, after intense negotiations, it was announced that the Labour Party would receive the support of the New Zealand First and Green Parties, to create a majority.
The ACT Party name means “Association of Consumers and Taxpayers” and is considered to be a free-market party.
Here is the wikipedia page about the election.
Two reference publications that have official election returns for the 2016 elections are expected from the printer in November 2017. The Federal Election Commission always publishes a book of election returns, for federal office, after each congressional election. The next version will be called Federal Elections 2016 and the FEC expects to have it ready next month. The book is free and includes primaries as well as the general election.
Congressional Quarterly expects to publish America Votes 32, also in November. Each volume of America Votes has the general election vote for gubernatorial, presidential, and U.S. Senate races, by county, at least for the major parties. Other parts of the book include the total vote for all candidates who were on the ballot, along with declared write-in candidates if the state tallied them. The book includes primaries as well. This series of books, published every two years, has been appearing ever since 1956. Many public libraries carry them as reference books.
Utah holds a special U.S. House election for the Third District on November 7, 2017. The Tribune-Hinckley Institute Poll released October 18 shows these results: Republican 46%; Democratic 19%; United Utah 9%; Libertarian 3%; Independent American 2%; other and undecided 20%.
On October 17, Maine Representative Norman Higgins announced that he has changed his registration from Republican to independent. He was first elected in 2014 and represents part of Piscataquis County.
The Maine House now has 74 Democrats, 69 Republicans, 6 independents, 1 Green, and 1 vacancy. See this story.