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Florida state legislative special elections, 2013

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As of March 2015, two special elections have been scheduled for the Florida State Legislature in 2013. These elections were called to fill vacancies in the Florida House of Representatives Districts 2 and 36.

How vacancies are filled

If there is a vacancy in the Florida Legislature, a special election must be called to fill the vacant seat.[1] The governor is responsible for calling the election and must consult with the secretary of state to set the election dates and nominating deadlines.[2] The person elected to fill the seat serves for the remainder of the unexpired term.[3]

Partisan breakdown

The current partisan breakdown of the Senate is as follows:

Party As of March 2015
     Democratic Party 14
     Republican Party 25
     Vacancy 1
Total 40

The current partisan breakdown of the House is as follows:

Party As of March 2015
     Democratic Party 39
     Republican Party 78
     Vacancy 3
Total 120

Special elections

June 11, 2013

October 15, 2013

See also