November 8, 2011 election results
This page contains election results for ballot measures and state officials from November 8, 2011.
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The chart below summarizes November 8 election results as results come in and reflects current position, not final results, and are subject to change throughout the night.
For full details on the percentage of voters in support or opposition, see 2011 ballot measure election results.
For additional information on this year's ballot measures (including other election dates, analysis, and more), click here.
|November 8 election summary (real-time; subject to change)|
Real-time results for 15 of the most notable local ballot measures are listed below. For full details on the percentage of voters in support or opposition, see 2011 local measure results.
To read more about other 2011 local measure election click here.
There are 3 states holding general elections on November 8, with a total of 434 seats on the ballot.
Additionally, there are state legislative elections in 9 other states.
- Seven states hold special elections, with a total of 13 seats up for election. Notably, the Iowa State Senate race will decide the partisan control of the chamber.
- Two states have one recall election for a state legislator -- Arizona and Michigan.
Note: Louisiana also holds general elections in 2011 but most of those were held on Oct. 22, with runoffs scheduled for November 19.
General election results
|Majority party before November 2011||Majority party after November 2011|
|State||State Senate||State House||State Senate||State House|
Special election results
|State||District||Polls||Winner||Winner Vote %||Party-Before||Party-After|
|Georgia||House District 10||7:00am - 7:00pm EST||Terry Rogers||61.4%|
|House District 25||7:00am - 7:00pm EST||Banks, Dunahoo||19.7%, 21.3%|
|Senate District 28||7:00am - 7:00pm EST||Blackburn, Crane||27.8%, 19.9%|
|Senate District 50||7:00am - 7:00pm EST||Austin, Wilkinson||43.3%, 39.2%|
|Iowa||Senate District 18||7:00am - 9:00pm CST||Liz Mathis||56%|
|Mississippi||Senate District 8||7:00am - 7:00pm CST||Russell Jolly||66% (dead link)|
|Missouri||House District 15||6:00am - 7:00pm CST||Chrissy Sommer||49.3%|
|House District 39||6:00am - 7:00pm CST||Judy Morgan||77.4%|
|House District 41||6:00am - 7:00pm CST||Brandon Ellington||100.0%|
|House District 83||6:00am - 7:00pm CST||Tracy McCreery||43.9%|
|Tennessee||Senate District 6||8:00am - 8:00pm EST||Becky Duncan Massey||63.56%|
|Texas||House District 14||7:00am - 7:00pm CST||Yancy, Raney||36.42, 22.64% (timed out)|
|Wisconsin||Assembly District 95||6:00am - 8:00pm CST||Jill Billings||71%|
- See also: State executive official elections, 2011
|November 8, 2011 Election Results|
There are 2 states holding general elections on November 8, with a total of 17 races on the ballot.
Note: Louisiana and West Virginia also held state executive elections in 2011. West Virginia held a special gubernatorial election on October 4 and Louisiana held its primary election, in which all 7 state executive races were decided outright, on October 22.
|Governor and Lt. Governor of Kentucky, 2011|
|Democratic||Steve Beshear and Jerry E. Abramson||55.7%||464,245|
|Republican||David Williams and Richie Farmer||35.3%||294,034|
|Independent||Gatewood Galbraith and Dea Riley||9%||74,860|
|Attorney General of Kentucky, 2011|
|Democratic||Jack Conway Incumbent||55%||449,638|
Secretary of State
|Kentucky Secretary of State, 2011|
|Democratic||Alison Lundergan Grimes||60.6%||494,368|
|Kentucky Treasurer, 2011|
|Democratic||Todd Hollenbach Incumbent||48.8%||393,413|
|Kentucky Auditor, 2011|
|Republican||John T. Kemper III||44.2%||349,366|
|Independent||Kim C. Hay||0%||75|
Commissioner of Agriculture
|Kentucky Commissioner of Agriculture, 2011|
|Republican||James Comer, Jr.||63.8%||519,183|
|Governor of Mississippi, 2011|
|Lt. Governor of Mississippi, 2011|
|Reform||Tracella Lou O'Hara Hill||19.7%||157,547|
|Attorney General of Mississippi, 2011|
|Democratic||Jim Hood Incumbent||61.1%||536,827|
Secretary of State
|Mississippi Secretary of State, 2011|
|Republican||Delbert Hosemann Incumbent||100%||719,734|
|Mississippi Treasurer, 2011|
|Mississippi Auditor, 2011|
|Republican||Stacey Pickering Incumbent||75.6%||596,395|
Public Service Commission
|Mississippi Public Service Commission (North/District 3), 2011|
|Democratic||Brandon Presley Incumbent||55.8%||161,099|
|Mississippi Public Service Commission (Central/District 1), 2011|
|Republican||Lynn Posey Incumbent||56.4%||157,675|
|Mississippi Public Service Commission (South/District 2), 2011|
|Republican||Leonard Bentz Incumbent||60.1%||178,804|
Commissioner of Insurance
|Mississippi Commissioner of Insurance, 2011|
|Republican||Mike Chaney Incumbent||62%||538,008|
|Reform||Barbara Dale Washer||3.4%||29,200|
Commissioner of Agriculture
|Mississippi Commissioner of Agriculture, 2011|
|Reform||Cathy L. Toole||2.5%||21,347|
An estimated 26 recalls took place on November 8, 2011. There were two state legislators facing a recall.
For all other recalls, click here.
Russell Pearce, Arizona
Arizona State Senator Russell Pearce (R) was recalled from office. In Arizona, recall law stipulates that voters will go to the polls and either vote to keep Pearce in office or to elect a new State Senator. The opponent who defeated Pearce was Jerry Lewis (R).
The group that filed the recall petitions alleged that Pearce failed to "focus on issues and concerns that affect all Arizonans."In essence, the primary issue of the campaign has been immigration reform.
Polls were open from 6am-7pm local time.
|Recall of Arizona State Senator Russell Pearce, 2011|
|Russell Pearce Incumbent||43.5%||10,121|
|Olivia Cortes (withdrawn)||1.2%||277|
Paul Scott, Michigan
In Michigan, legislators facing recall do not face an opponent in the recall itself. Voters on November 8 who live in District 51 saw a question on their ballot that read:
- Shall Paul Scott be recalled from the office of Michigan State Representative, District 51?
A "Yes" vote would remove Scott from office. A "No" vote would represent a choice to keep Scott in office. If Scott is recalled, then his position will be filled by a special election in 2012.
Recall language cites Scott's support of education cuts as well as taxes on retirement income as reasons for the effort
Polls were open from 7am-8pm local time. Scott was removed from office.
|Recall of Michigan State Representative Paul Scott, 2011|
|Shall Paul Scott be recalled from the office of Michigan State Representative, District 51?||Vote %||Votes|