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As of September 2014, six special elections have been scheduled for the New Hampshire State Legislature in 2013. These elections were called to fill vacancies in the New Hampshire House of Representatives Hillsborough Districts 9, 14, 31 and 35, Strafford District 6 and Sullivan District 4.

How vacancies are filled

If there is a vacancy in the New Hampshire General Court, a special election must be held to fill the vacant seat. It's up to the governor to call for an election and to set an election date as soon as possible. There are no deadlines set by the state constitution on special elections.[1][2]

Partisan breakdown

The current partisan breakdown of the Senate is as follows:

Party As of September 2014
     Democratic Party 11
     Republican Party 12
     Vacancy 1
Total 24

The current partisan breakdown of the House is as follows:

Party As of September 2014
     Democratic Party 213
     Republican Party 173
     Vacancy 14
Total 400

Special elections

February 19, 2013



March 19, 2013



June 4, 2013



September 17, 2013



November 5, 2013



December 17, 2013



See also

References

  1. State of New Hampshire, "State Constitution-House of Representatives," accessed May 22, 2014 (Referenced Sections 12 and 16)
  2. State of New Hampshire, "State Constitution-Senate," accessed May 22, 2014 (Referenced Section 34)
  3. Boston.com, " Special election requested to replace lawmaker," December 19, 2012
  4. 4.0 4.1 New Hampshire Secretary of State, " Special Election," accessed December 21, 2012
  5. Nashua Patch, "Laughton Told She's Not Eligible, Drops Out of Special Election," January 2, 2013. accessed January 2, 2013
  6. Union Leader, "From Fla., Rep.-elect Thompson says he plans to resign the seat," November 28, 2012
  7. Union Leader, "Council approves special election for Manchester Ward 2 House seat," January 16, 2013
  8. unionleader.com, "Bill O'Neil wins Manchester 's Ward 2 special House election," March 19, 2013
  9. Concord Monitor, "2 Democrats resign from N.H. House, citing health and other reasons," February 20, 2013
  10. unionleader.com, "Filing period for special election for Claremont House seat opens today," April 7, 2013
  11. sos.nh.gov, "New Hampshire Secretary of State," accessed April 15, 2013
  12. vnews.com, "Osgood Wins Claremont Seat," June 5, 2013
  13. unionleader.com, "Two step up to run for Ward 7 state representative," April 24, 2013
  14. sos.nh.gov, "Special Election - Hillsborough District 14," accessed August 6, 2013
  15. nhpr.org, "Gatsas, Arnold Win Manchester Primary, Will Face Off For Mayor," September 17, 2013
  16. sos.nh.gov, "Special Election - Hillsborough District 35," accessed August 6, 2013
  17. nashua.patch.com, "Unofficial Results for Ward 8: Andrade by Three Votes," September 17, 2013
  18. nashuatelegraph.com, " Mangipudi wins special rep. race; five incumbents lose; Ward 3 alderman race to be recounted," November 5, 2013
  19. fosters.com, "Merrill files for state rep special election," October 24, 2013
  20. Silo Breaker, "Merrill wins special election for N.H. House," December 18, 2013