Kentucky state legislative special elections, 2012

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Three special elections for the Kentucky General Assembly took place in 2012. These election were called to fill vacancies in the Kentucky House of Representatives District 53 and Kentucky State Senate Districts 16 and 19.

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 September 2014
     Democratic Party 14
     Republican Party 23
     Independent 1
Total 38

The current partisan breakdown of the House is as follows:

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

Special elections

February 7, 2012



November 6, 2012



December 18, 2012



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