Florida state legislative special elections, 2011

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2011 State Legislative
Special Elections

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In 2011, four special elections were held for the Florida State Legislature. These elections were called to fill vacancies in the Florida State Senate, Districts 1 and 33, and the Florida House of Representatives, Districts 103 and 110.

How vacancies are filled

If there is a vacancy in the Florida Legislature, a special election must be called to fill the vacant seat.[1] The governor is responsible for calling the election and must consult with the secretary of state to set the election dates and nominating deadlines.[2] The person elected to fill the seat serves for the remainder of the unexpired term.[3]

Partisan breakdown

The current partisan breakdown of the Senate is as follows:

Party As of August 2014
     Democratic Party 14
     Republican Party 26
Total 40

The current partisan breakdown of the House is as follows:

Party As of August 2014
     Democratic Party 45
     Republican Party 75
Total 120

Special elections

March 1, 2011

June 28, 2011

October 18, 2011

See also