Louisiana state legislative special elections, 2013

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As of April 2015, three special elections have been scheduled for the Louisiana State Legislature in 2013. These elections were called to fill vacancies in Louisiana House of Representatives Districts 65, 79, and 87.

How vacancies are filled

If there is a vacancy in the Louisiana Legislature, the vacant seat must be filled by a special election. An election is required if there are six months or more left in the unexpired term. The presiding officer in the house where the vacancy happened must call for an election no later than 10 days after the vacancy occurred. The presiding officer must determine the dates for the election along with all filing deadlines. The person elected to the seat serves for the remainder of the unexpired term.[1]

Partisan breakdown

The current partisan breakdown of the Senate is as follows:

Party As of April 2015
     Democratic Party 13
     Republican Party 26
Total 39

The current partisan breakdown of the House is as follows:

Party As of April 2015
     Democratic Party 44
     Republican Party 59
     Independent 2
Total 105

Special elections

March 2, 2013

November 16, 2013

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