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Mississippi state legislative special elections, 2012

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Two special elections for the Mississippi State Legislature took place in 2012. These elections were called to fill the vacancies in Mississippi State Senate District 19 and Mississippi House of Representatives District 52.

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 March 2015
     Democratic Party 20
     Republican Party 32
Total 52

The current partisan breakdown of the House is as follows:

Party As of March 2015
     Democratic Party 56
     Republican Party 66
Total 122

Special elections

November 6, 2012

See also