New York state legislative special elections, 2011

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In 2011, six special elections were held for the New York State Legislature. These elections were called to fill vacancies in the New York State Assembly, Districts 23, 27, 54, 73, 116, and 144.

How vacancies are filled


If there is a vacancy in the New York Legislature, a special election must be held to fill the vacant seat. An election can be held as long the vacancy happened before April 1st in an election year.[1] The person elected to fill the vacant seat serves for the remainder of the unexpired term.[2]

Partisan breakdown

The current partisan breakdown of the Senate is as follows:

Party As of August 2014
     Democratic Party 32
     Republican Party 29
     Vacancy 2
Total 63

The current partisan breakdown of the House is as follows:

Party As of August 2014
     Democratic Party 99
     Republican Party 40
     Vacancy 11
Total 150

Special elections


September 13, 2011













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