Iowa state legislative special elections, 2013

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As of May 2015, two special elections have been scheduled for the Iowa State Legislature in 2013. These elections were called to fill vacancies in Iowa House of Representatives Districts 33 and 52.

How vacancies are filled

The governor of Iowa is required within five days of a vacancy in the General Assembly to call for a special election. If the vacancy happens in session, the governor must call for an election as soon as possible with a minimum 18 day notice. All other special elections require a 45 day notice as long the election does not happen on the same day of a school election.[1]

Partisan breakdown

The current partisan breakdown of the Senate is as follows:

Party As of May 2015
     Democratic Party 26
     Republican Party 24
Total 50

The current partisan breakdown of the House is as follows:

Party As of May 2015
     Democratic Party 43
     Republican Party 57
Total 100

Special elections

January 22, 2013

October 22, 2013

November 19, 2013

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