Michigan state legislative special elections, 2012

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Two special elections for the Michigan State Legislature took place in 2012. These elections were called to fill vacancies in the Michigan House of Representatives, Districts 29 & 51.

How vacancies are filled

In Michigan, the governor can call for a special election in the event that a vacancy exists in a State House or Senate seat.[1]

When conducting a special election, the election should be held whenever the next general election is scheduled. If the vacancy happens after the statewide primary election, the leaders of the respective party organizations in the district can submit a list of nominees to be voted on by party leadership. The nominee must be voted on no later than 21 days after the vacancy occurred.[2]

Partisan breakdown

The current partisan breakdown of the Senate is as follows:

Party As of October 2014
     Democratic Party 12
     Republican Party 26
Total 38

The current partisan breakdown of the House is as follows:

Party As of October 2014
     Democratic Party 50
     Republican Party 59
     Independent 1
Total 110

Special elections

February 28, 2012





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