Pennsylvania state legislative special elections, 2013

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As of July 2014, two special elections have been scheduled for the Pennsylvania State Legislature in 2013. These elections were called to fill vacancies in Pennsylvania House of Representatives Districts 42 and 95.

How vacancies are filled


If there is a vacancy in the Pennsylvania General Assembly, a special election must be held to fill the vacant seat. The presiding officer in the house where the vacancy happened must call for an election. There are no deadlines set in the state constitution on when a special election can be held.[1]

Partisan breakdown

The current partisan breakdown of the Senate is as follows:

Party As of July 2014
     Democratic Party 23
     Republican Party 27
Total 50

The current partisan breakdown of the House is as follows:

Party As of July 2014
     Democratic Party 93
     Republican Party 110
Total 203

Special elections

May 21, 2013




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