Louisiana state legislative special elections, 2011

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2011 State Legislative
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In 2011, five special elections were held for the Louisiana State Legislature. These elections were called to fill vacancies in the Louisiana State Senate, Districts 22 and 26, and the Louisiana House of Representatives, Districts 46, 47, and 101.

How vacancies are filled


If there is a vacancy in the Louisiana Legislature, the vacant seat must be filled by a special election. An election is required if there are six months or more left in the unexpired term. The presiding officer in the house where the vacancy happened must call for an election no later than 10 days after the vacancy occurred. The presiding officer must determine the dates for the election along with all filing deadlines. The person elected to the seat serves for the remainder of the unexpired term.[1]

Partisan breakdown

The current partisan breakdown of the Senate is as follows:

Party As of August 2014
     Democratic Party 13
     Republican Party 26
Total 39

The current partisan breakdown of the House is as follows:

Party As of August 2014
     Democratic Party 43
     Republican Party 59
     Independent 2
     Vacancy 1
Total 105

Special elections


January 22, 2011





February 19, 2011



April 2, 2011



April 30, 2011



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