Connecticut state legislative special elections, 2011

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2011 State Legislative
Special Elections

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In 2011, ten special elections were held for the Connecticut General Assembly. These elections were called to fill vacancies in the Connecticut State Senate, Districts 6, 13, and 27, and the Connecticut House of Representatives, Districts 20, 25, 36, 99, 101, 126 and 148.

How vacancies are filled

If there is a vacancy in the Connecticut General Assembly, a special election must be conducted to fill the vacant seat. The governor must call for an election no later than 10 days after the vacancy happens. All special elections must be held no later than 46 days after a governor's declaration. If the vacancy happens with less than 125 days left before the general election, the special election must be held on the same day as the general election. No election can be called by the governor if the vacancy happens with less than 49 days before the general election.[1]

Partisan breakdown

The current partisan breakdown of the Senate is as follows:

Party As of May 2015
     Democratic Party 21
     Republican Party 15
Total 36

The current partisan breakdown of the House is as follows:

Party As of May 2015
     Democratic Party 87
     Republican Party 64
Total 151

Special elections

February 22, 2011

April 12, 2011

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