Alabama state legislative special elections, 2011

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In 2011, three special elections were held for the Alabama State Legislature. These elections were called to fill vacancies in the Alabama House of Representatives, Districts 45, 48, 105.

How vacancies are filled


If there is a vacancy in the Alabama Legislature, a special election must be conducted in order to fill the vacant seat. The governor must call for a special election if the vacancy happens before the next scheduled general election and the Legislature is in session.[1][2] The governor has all discretion in setting the date of the election along with the nominating deadlines.[2]

Partisan breakdown

The current partisan breakdown of the Senate is as follows:

Party As of July 2014
     Democratic Party 11
     Republican Party 23
     Independent 1
Total 35

The current partisan breakdown of the House is as follows:

Party As of July 2014
     Democratic Party 38
     Republican Party 65
     Independent 1
     Vacancy 1
Total 105

Special elections


May 10, 2011



August 30, 2011



November 29, 2011



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