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Texas state legislative special elections, 2012

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2012 State Legislative
Special Elections

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One special election for the Texas General Assembly took place in 2012. This election was called to fill a vacancy in the Texas House of Representatives, District 41.

How vacancies are filled

If there is a vacancy in the Texas Legislature, the Governor must call a special election to fill the vacant seat.[1] A Governor's proclamation to a special election must be delivered to local elections authorities representing the vacant seat no later than 36 days before the scheduled election.[2]

The Secretary of State can declare a candidate duly elected in a special election if there is no opposition.[3]

Partisan breakdown

The current partisan breakdown of the Senate is as follows:

Party As of April 2014
     Democratic Party 12
     Republican Party 18
     Vacancy 1
Total 31

The current partisan breakdown of the House is as follows:

Party As of April 2014
     Democratic Party 55
     Republican Party 95
Total 150

Special elections

November 6, 2012

See also