New Hampshire state legislative special elections, 2011

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2011 State Legislative
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In 2011, four special elections were held for the New Hampshire General Court. These elections were called to fill vacancies in the New Hampshire House of Representatives--Hillsborough District 3, Hillsborough District 4, Strafford District 3, and Rockingham District 14.

How vacancies are filled

If there is a vacancy in the New Hampshire General Court, a special election must be held to fill the vacant seat. It's up to the governor to call for an election and to set an election date as soon as possible. There are no deadlines set by the state constitution on special elections.[1][2]

Partisan breakdown

The current partisan breakdown of the Senate is as follows:

Party As of April 2015
     Democratic Party 10
     Republican Party 14
Total 24

The current partisan breakdown of the House is as follows:

Party As of April 2015
     Democratic Party 160
     Republican Party 236
     Independent 1
     Vacancy 3
Total 400

Special elections

May 17, 2011

August 9, 2011

September 6, 2011

September 20, 2011

See also