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Massachusetts state legislative districts

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There are a total of 200 seats in the Massachusetts State Legislature. All 40 seats of the Massachusetts State Senate and all 160 seats of the Massachusetts House of Representatives are up for election every four years.

Chambers

Senate

The Massachusetts Senate is the upper house in the Massachusetts Legislature. On average, each Senatorial district serves 158,727 inhabitants. There are 40 members of the Massachusetts Senate. As of 20010, 35 are Democrats and five are Republicans. Each Senator represents a different district which is identified by number. Senators serve two-year terms, according to Article LXIV of the Massachusetts Constitution, and without term limits. Each member represents an average of 163,691 residents, as of the 2010 Census.[1] After the 2000 Census, each member represented 158,727 residents.[2]

House

The Massachusetts House of Representatives is the lower house of the Massachusetts General Court. 160 members serve in the lower house of the General Court and meet at the State Capitol in Boston. Each member represents an average of 40,923 residents, as of the 2010 Census.[3] After the 2000 Census, each member represented approximately 39,682 residents.[4]

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Qualifications

Article LXXI of the Massachusetts Constitution states: Every representative, for one year at least immediately preceding his election, shall have been an inhabitant of the district for which he is chosen and shall cease to represent such district when he shall cease to be an inhabitant of the commonwealth.

Vacancies

See also: How vacancies are filled in state legislatures
How Vacancies are filled in State Legislatures
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If there is a vacancy in the senate, a special election must be conducted to fill the vacant seat. The election must be held on the next regularly scheduled date on the election calendar.[5] Local governments who conduct special elections receive reimbursement from the State Treasurer's office for all costs incurred.[6]

Districts

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

Qualifications

Article LXXI of the Massachusetts Constitution states: Every representative, for one year at least immediately preceding his election, shall have been an inhabitant of the district for which he is chosen and shall cease to represent such district when he shall cease to be an inhabitant of the commonwealth.

Vacancies

See also: How vacancies are filled in state legislatures
How Vacancies are filled in State Legislatures
NevadaMassachusettsColoradoNew MexicoWyomingArizonaMontanaCaliforniaOregonWashingtonIdahoTexasOklahomaKansasNebraskaSouth DakotaNorth DakotaMinnesotaIowaMissouriArkansasLouisianaMississippiAlabamaGeorgiaFloridaSouth CarolinaIllinoisWisconsinTennesseeNorth CarolinaIndianaOhioKentuckyPennsylvaniaNew JerseyNew YorkVermontVermontNew HampshireMaineWest VirginiaVirginiaMarylandMarylandConnecticutConnecticutDelawareDelawareRhode IslandRhode IslandMassachusettsNew HampshireMichiganMichiganAlaskaVacancy fulfillment map.png

If there is a vacancy in the house, a special election must be conducted to fill the vacant seat. The election must be held on the next regularly scheduled date on the election calendar.[7] Local governments who conduct special elections receive reimbursement from the State Treasurer's office for all costs incurred.[8]

Districts

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

See also

External links

References