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See also: State legislative special elections, 2014
Across the nation, special elections are frequently conducted to fill vacancies in state legislatures. 27 states use special elections to fill legislative vacancies
. In two states, Illinois
, special elections are used in limited circumstances
. As of December 2014, 39 special elections
have been held and another one (not including runoffs) has been scheduled in 16 states.
Since these elections are intended to fill unexpected vacancies, more will be scheduled as new vacancies arise.