Michigan state legislative special elections, 2013

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As of December 2014, two special elections have been scheduled for the Michigan State Legislature in 2013. These elections were called to fill a vacancy in Michigan State Senate District 27 and Michigan House of Representatives District 49.

How vacancies are filled

In Michigan, the governor can call for a special election in the event that a vacancy exists in a State House or Senate seat.[1]

When conducting a special election, the election should be held whenever the next general election is scheduled. If the vacancy happens after the statewide primary election, the leaders of the respective party organizations in the district can submit a list of nominees to be voted on by party leadership. The nominee must be voted on no later than 21 days after the vacancy occurred.[2]

Partisan breakdown

The current partisan breakdown of the Senate is as follows:

Party As of December 2014
     Democratic Party 12
     Republican Party 26
Total 38

The current partisan breakdown of the House is as follows:

Party As of December 2014
     Democratic Party 50
     Republican Party 59
     Independent 1
Total 110

Special elections

May 7, 2013



November 5, 2013



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