Kentucky state legislative special elections, 2011

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In 2011, one special election was held for the Kentucky State Legislature. This election was called to fill a vacancy in the Kentucky House of Representatives, District 82.

How vacancies are filled


If there is a vacancy in the General Assembly, a special election must be held to fill the vacant seat. The governor must call for an election if the General Assembly is not in session. The presiding officer in the house where the vacancy happened must call for an election if lawmakers are in session.[1] All nominating deadlines for special elections are 28 days before the election.[2]

Partisan breakdown

The current partisan breakdown of the Senate is as follows:

Party As of July 2014
     Democratic Party 14
     Republican Party 23
     Independent 1
Total 38

The current partisan breakdown of the House is as follows:

Party As of July 2014
     Democratic Party 54
     Republican Party 46
Total 100

Special elections

December 20, 2011



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