Tennessee state legislative special elections, 2011

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2011 State Legislative
Special Elections

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In 2011, three special elections were held for the Tennessee General Assembly. These elections were called to fill vacancies in the Tennessee State Senate, Districts 6 and 18, and the Tennessee House of Representatives, District 98.

How vacancies are filled

In Tennessee, there are two ways a vacancy can be filled in the General Assembly. When twelve months or more remain in a unfilled term, a special election must be held within the allowable time frame set by law. If less than twelve months remain in a term, members of the legislative house in which the vacancy occurred must vote on a replacement.[1]

Partisan breakdown

The current partisan breakdown of the Senate is as follows:

Party As of May 2015
     Democratic Party 5
     Republican Party 28
Total 33

The current partisan breakdown of the House is as follows:

Party As of May 2015
     Democratic Party 26
     Republican Party 73
Total 99

Special elections

March 1, 2011

November 8, 2011

See also