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See also: State legislative special elections, 2014
Across the nation, special elections are frequently conducted to fill vacancies in state legislatures. 27 states use special elections to fill legislative vacancies
. In two states, Illinois
, special elections are used in limited circumstances
. As of November 2014, 34 special elections
have been held and another 5 (not including runoffs) have been scheduled in 15 states.
Since these elections are intended to fill unexpected vacancies, more will be scheduled as new vacancies arise.