Massachusetts state legislative special elections, 2011

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2011 State Legislative
Special Elections

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In 2011, four special elections were held for the Massachusetts General Court. These elections were called to fill vacancies in the Massachusetts House of Representatives-- 10th Middlesex, 6th Worcester, 12th Bristol, and 3rd Berkshire Districts.

How vacancies are filled

If there is a vacancy in the Massachusetts General Court, a special election must be conducted to fill the vacant seat. The election must be held on the next regularly scheduled date on the election calendar.[1] Local governments who conduct special elections receive reimbursement from the State Treasurer's office for all costs incurred.[2]

Partisan breakdown

The current partisan breakdown of the Senate is as follows:

Party As of May 2015
     Democratic Party 34
     Republican Party 6
Total 40

The current partisan breakdown of the House is as follows:

Party As of May 2015
     Democratic Party 125
     Republican Party 35
Total 160

Special elections

May 10, 2011

September 20, 2011

October 18, 2011

See also