Georgia state legislative special elections, 2012

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2012 State Legislative
Special Elections

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Two special elections for the Georgia General Assembly took place in 2012. These elections were called to fill vacancies in the Georgia House of Representatives, Districts 60 & 107.

How vacancies are filled

If there is a vacancy in the Georgia Legislature, the vacant seat must be filled by a special election. The governor must declare a special election no later than 10 days after the vacancy happens. The election must be held no less than 30 days and no later than 60 days after the governor calls for the election. The counties representing the vacant district are responsible for conducting the election.[1]

Partisan breakdown

The current partisan breakdown of the Senate is as follows:

Party As of April 2015
     Democratic Party 18
     Republican Party 38
Total 56

The current partisan breakdown of the House is as follows:

Party As of April 2015
     Democratic Party 59
     Republican Party 119
     Independent 1
     Vacancy 1
Total 180

Special elections

February 7, 2012

March 6, 2012

See also