The race to fill a vacancy in House District 93 is on.

The Maine Secretary of State announced Friday that the special election will be held March 10. The district includes the towns of Owls Head and Rockland. The vacancy was created by the resignation of former state Rep. Elizabeth Dickerson, D-Rockland, who moved to Colorado. Dickerson’s resignation letter was received by the Legislature on Thursday.

Gov. Paul LePage signed a proclamation Friday that set the date for the election. The political parties will caucus to nominate their candidates. That nomination process ends Feb. 9, while petitions for non-party candidates must be submitted on the same day. Write-in candidates have until Feb. 17 to declare their candidacy with the Secretary of State.