Delaware state legislative districts

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There are a total of 62 seats in the Delaware State Legislature. Typically 51 or 52 seats, 10 or 11 of the Delaware State Senate and all 61 of the Delaware House of Representatives, are up for election every two years. Due to Delaware's 2-4-4 term system for senators, all 62 seats are up for election once each decade.

Chambers

Senate

The Delaware State Senate is the upper house of the Delaware General Assembly, which is the state legislature of Delaware. The Senate meets at the State Capitol in Dover. The senate includes 21 state senators who are elected from single-member districts to a four-year term.[1] (When re-districting occurs every ten years, some senators may instead be elected to two-year terms.) Delaware Senators are not subject to term limits. Each member represents an average of 42,759 residents, as of the 2010 Census.[2] After the 2000 Census, each member represented 37,314 residents.[3]

House

The Delaware House of Representatives is the lower house of the Delaware General Assembly, the state legislature of Delaware. The state House of Representatives is made of 41 representatives elected from individual legislative districts for a two-year term with no term limits.[4] Each member represents an average of 21,901 residents, as of the 2010 Census.[5] After the 2000 Census, each member represented approximately 19,112 residents.[6]

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Qualifications

Article II, Section 3 of the Delaware Constitution states: No person shall be a Senator who shall not have attained the age of twenty-seven years and have been a citizen and inhabitant of the State three years next preceding the day of his election and the last year of that term an inhabitant of the Senatorial District in which he shall be chosen, unless he shall have been absent on the public business of the United States or of this State.

Vacancies

See also: How vacancies are filled in state legislatures

If there is a vacancy in the Senate, the Senate President must call for a special election. The election must be called for no later than 30 days after the vacancy happened. The Governor may make the declaration if the Senate is not in session. The date of the election must be set no later than 10 days after a declaration was made.Cite error: Closing </ref> missing for <ref> tag

Districts

These are links to every district in the Delaware State Senate.

Delaware State Senate District 1
Delaware State Senate District 2
Delaware State Senate District 3
Delaware State Senate District 4
Delaware State Senate District 5
Delaware State Senate District 6
Delaware State Senate District 7
Delaware State Senate District 8
Delaware State Senate District 9
Delaware State Senate District 10
Delaware State Senate District 11
Delaware State Senate District 12
Delaware State Senate District 13
Delaware State Senate District 14
Delaware State Senate District 15
Delaware State Senate District 16
Delaware State Senate District 17
Delaware State Senate District 18
Delaware State Senate District 19
Delaware State Senate District 20
Delaware State Senate District 21

Qualifications

Article II, Section 3 of the Delaware Constitution states: No person shall be a Representative who shall not have attained the age of twenty-four years, and have been a citizen and inhabitant of the State three years next preceding the day of his election, and the last year of that term an inhabitant of the Representative District in which he shall be chosen, unless he shall have been absent on the public business of the United States or of this State.

Vacancies

See also: How vacancies are filled in state legislatures

If there is a vacancy in the State House, the House Speaker must call for a special election. The election must be called for no later than 30 days after the vacancy happened. The Governor may make the declaration if the House is not in session. The date of the election must be set no later than 10 days after a declaration was made.[7]

Salaries

See also: Comparison of state legislative salaries

As of 2013, members of the Delaware legislature are paid $42,750 per year. Legislators are allowed a maximum of $7,334 in expenses annually.[8]

Districts

These are links to every district in the Delaware House of Representatives.

Delaware House of Representatives District 1
Delaware House of Representatives District 2
Delaware House of Representatives District 3
Delaware House of Representatives District 4
Delaware House of Representatives District 5
Delaware House of Representatives District 6
Delaware House of Representatives District 7
Delaware House of Representatives District 8
Delaware House of Representatives District 9
Delaware House of Representatives District 10
Delaware House of Representatives District 11
Delaware House of Representatives District 12
Delaware House of Representatives District 13
Delaware House of Representatives District 14
Delaware House of Representatives District 15
Delaware House of Representatives District 16
Delaware House of Representatives District 17
Delaware House of Representatives District 18
Delaware House of Representatives District 19
Delaware House of Representatives District 20
Delaware House of Representatives District 21
Delaware House of Representatives District 22
Delaware House of Representatives District 23
Delaware House of Representatives District 24
Delaware House of Representatives District 25
Delaware House of Representatives District 26
Delaware House of Representatives District 27
Delaware House of Representatives District 28
Delaware House of Representatives District 29
Delaware House of Representatives District 30
Delaware House of Representatives District 31
Delaware House of Representatives District 32
Delaware House of Representatives District 33
Delaware House of Representatives District 34
Delaware House of Representatives District 35
Delaware House of Representatives District 36
Delaware House of Representatives District 37
Delaware House of Representatives District 38
Delaware House of Representatives District 39
Delaware House of Representatives District 40
Delaware House of Representatives District 41


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