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New York state legislative special elections, 2013

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As of April 2015, three special elections have been scheduled for the New York State Legislature in 2013. These elections were called to fill vacancies in New York State Assembly Districts 2, 53 and 86.

How vacancies are filled

If there is a vacancy in the New York Legislature, a special election must be held to fill the vacant seat. An election can be held as long the vacancy happened before April 1st in an election year.[1] The person elected to fill the vacant seat serves for the remainder of the unexpired term.[2]

Partisan breakdown

The current partisan breakdown of the Senate is as follows:

Party As of April 2015
     Democratic Party 31
     Republican Party 32
Total 63

The current partisan breakdown of the House is as follows:

Party As of April 2015
     Democratic Party 105
     Republican Party 44
     Vacancy 1
Total 150

Special elections

September 10, 2013

November 5, 2013

See also