Tennessee state legislative special elections, 2013

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As of October 2014, one special election has been scheduled for the Tennessee State Legislature in 2013. This elections were called to fill a vacancy in the Tennessee House of Representatives District 91.

How vacancies are filled

In Tennessee, there are two ways a vacancy can be filled in the General Assembly. When twelve months or more remain in a unfilled term, a special election must be held within the allowable time frame set by law. If less than twelve months remain in a term, members of the legislative house in which the vacancy occurred must vote on a replacement.[1]

Partisan breakdown

The current partisan breakdown of the Senate is as follows:

Party As of October 2014
     Democratic Party 6
     Republican Party 26
     Vacancy 1
Total 33

The current partisan breakdown of the House is as follows:

Party As of October 2014
     Democratic Party 27
     Republican Party 71
     Carter County Republican 1
Total 99


Special elections

November 21, 2013



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