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Alabama state legislative special elections, 2012

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Two special elections for the Alabama State Legislature took place in 2012. These elections were called to fill vacancies in the Alabama House of Representatives, Districts 30 and 34.

How vacancies are filled

If there is a vacancy in the Alabama Legislature, a special election must be conducted in order to fill the vacant seat. The governor must call for a special election if the vacancy happens before the next scheduled general election and the Legislature is in session.[1][2] The governor has all discretion in setting the date of the election along with the nominating deadlines.[2]

Partisan breakdown

The current partisan breakdown of the Senate is as follows:

Party As of April 2015
     Democratic Party 8
     Republican Party 26
     Independent 1
Total 35

The current partisan breakdown of the House is as follows:

Party As of April 2015
     Democratic Party 33
     Republican Party 72
Total 105

Special elections

December 11, 2012

See also