Mississippi state legislative special elections, 2011

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2011 State Legislative
Special Elections

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In 2011, four special elections were held for the Mississippi State Legislature. These elections were called to fill vacancies in the Mississippi State Senate, Districts 6, 8, and 12, and the Mississippi House of Representatives, District 116.

How vacancies are filled

If there is a vacancy in the Mississippi Legislature, a special election is required to fill the vacant seat. The governor must call for an election no later than 30 days after the vacancy happened. After the governor sets the election date, the counties conducting the election must give no less than 45 days notice before the election. All qualifying deadlines are 30 days before the election.[1]

No special election is held if the vacancy happens after June 1st in an election year.[2]

Partisan breakdown

The current partisan breakdown of the Senate is as follows:

Party As of May 2015
     Democratic Party 20
     Republican Party 32
Total 52

The current partisan breakdown of the House is as follows:

Party As of May 2015
     Democratic Party 55
     Republican Party 67
Total 122

Special elections

January 11, 2011

March 1, 2011

November 8, 2011

See also