Alabama state legislative special elections, 2014

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As of July 2014, two special elections have been held and another has been scheduled for the Alabama State Legislature in 2014. These elections were called to fill vacancies in Alabama House of Representatives Districts 31, 53 and 104.

How vacancies are filled


If there is a vacancy in the Alabama Legislature, a special election must be conducted in order to fill the vacant seat. The governor must call for a special election if the vacancy happens before the next scheduled general election and the Legislature is in session.[1][2] The governor has all discretion in setting the date of the election along with the nominating deadlines.[2]

Partisan breakdown

The current partisan breakdown of the Senate is as follows:

Party As of July 2014
     Democratic Party 11
     Republican Party 23
     Independent 1
Total 35

The current partisan breakdown of the House is as follows:

Party As of July 2014
     Democratic Party 38
     Republican Party 65
     Independent 1
     Vacancy 1
Total 105


Special elections

February 4, 2014



April 1, 2014



See also

References

  1. Alabama Legislature, "Code of Alabama," accessed May 21, 2014 (Referenced Section 17-15-1)
  2. 2.0 2.1 Alabama Legislature, "Code of Alabama," accessed May 21, 2014 (Referenced Section 17-15-3)
  3. 3.0 3.1 seattlepi.com, "4 running as Republicans for Alabama House seat," October 11, 2013
  4. al.com, "Mike Holmes, Jimmy Collier qualify for Republican runoff in Alabama House District 31," December 3, 2013
  5. al.com, "Mike Holmes defeats Jimmy Collier in special election in Alabama House District 31," February 4, 2014
  6. Official special election results submitted to Ballotpedia by Brandon Walters from the Alabama Secretary of State's Office on May 7, 2014
  7. 7.0 7.1 therepublic.com, "Special election timeline announced for vacant Ala. House District 31 seat," October 1, 2013
  8. al.com, "Citing inclement weather forecast, governor delays special election set for Mobile House seat," January 27, 2014
  9. Official special election results submitted to Ballotpedia by Brandon Walters from the Alabama Secretary of State's Office on May 7, 2014
  10. al.com, "Hightower, Wilcox to face off in GOP primary for state House seat (updated, photos)," October 15, 2013
  11. therepublic.com, "Wilcox defeats Hightower in Alabama House District 104 runoff," December 3, 2013
  12. 12.0 12.1 timesdaily.com, " Special elections set for Ala. House districts," August 8, 2013
  13. al.com, "Citing inclement weather forecast, governor delays special election set for Mobile House seat," January 27, 2014
  14. blog.al.com, "'This is a launching pad': Johnson, winner of state House special election, not worried about brief term," April 1, 2014
  15. Official special election results submitted to Ballotpedia by Brandon Walters from the Alabama Secretary of State's Office on May 7, 2014
  16. abc3340.com, "Johnson, Lee in runoff for Alabama House 53," December 3, 2013
  17. al.com, "In District 53 Democratic runoff, Anthony 'Alann' Johnson defeats Arthur Shores Lee in last-minute win (updated)," February 4, 2014
  18. 18.0 18.1 alreporter.com, "Governor Announces Special Election for District 53," September 19, 2013
  19. al.com, "Citing inclement weather forecast, governor delays special election set for Mobile House seat," January 27, 2014