Iowa state legislative special elections, 2012

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2012 State Legislative
Special Elections

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One special election for the Iowa General Assembly took place in 2012. This election was called to fill a vacancy in Iowa State Senate District 22.

How vacancies are filled

The governor of Iowa is required within five days of a vacancy in the General Assembly to call for a special election. If the vacancy happens in session, the governor must call for an election as soon as possible with a minimum 18 day notice. All other special elections require a 45 day notice as long the election does not happen on the same day of a school election.[1]

Partisan breakdown

The current partisan breakdown of the Senate is as follows:

Party As of January 2015
     Democratic Party 26
     Republican Party 24
Total 50

The current partisan breakdown of the House is as follows:

Party As of January 2015
     Democratic Party 43
     Republican Party 56
     Vacancy 1
Total 100

Special elections

December 11, 2012

See also