Arkansas 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 Arkansas General Assembly. These elections were called to fill vacancies in the Arkansas House of Representatives, Districts 24 and 54.

How vacancies are filled

If there is a vacancy in the Arkansas General Assembly, the governor must call for a special election to fill the vacancy. The election must be called by the governor without delay.[1] For all special elections in the Senate, the county that first established the district is responsible for conducting the election.[2] If the special election is to fill a House seat, the County Board of Election Commissioners representing the vacant district conducts the election.[3] All special elections must be held on the second Tuesday of the month, unless the second Tuesday of the month falls on a legal holiday or is in June during an even-numbered year.[4]

Partisan breakdown

The current partisan breakdown of the Senate is as follows:

Party As of April 2015
     Democratic Party 11
     Republican Party 24
Total 35

The current partisan breakdown of the House is as follows:

Party As of April 2015
     Democratic Party 36
     Republican Party 64
Total 100

Special elections

March 8, 2011

July 12, 2011

See also