Pennsylvania state legislative special elections, 2011

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2011 State Legislative
Special Elections

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In 2011, two special elections were held for the Pennsylvania General Assembly. These elections were called to fill vacancies in the Pennsylvania State Senate, District 11, and the Pennsylvania House of Representatives, District 185.

How vacancies are filled

If there is a vacancy in the Pennsylvania General Assembly, a special election must be held to fill the vacant seat. The presiding officer in the house where the vacancy happened must call for an election. There are no deadlines set in the state constitution on when a special election can be held.[1]

Partisan breakdown

The current partisan breakdown of the Senate is as follows:

Party As of January 2015
     Democratic Party 19
     Republican Party 30
     Vacancy 1
Total 50

The current partisan breakdown of the House is as follows:

Party As of January 2015
     Democratic Party 83
     Republican Party 119
     Vacancy 1
Total 203

Special elections

February 1, 2011

March 15, 2011

See also