Maine 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 Maine State Legislature. These elections were called to fill vacancies in the Maine State Senate, District 7, and the Maine House of Representatives, Districts 11, 24, and 121.

How vacancies are filled

If there is a vacancy in the Maine Legislature, a special election must be held to fill the vacant seat.[1][2] The Governor must call for an election and allow all political committees representing the vacant seat to set all deadlines.[3][1][2] The person elected to the seat serves for the remainder of the unexpired term.[4]

Partisan breakdown

The current partisan breakdown of the Senate is as follows:

Party As of April 2014
     Democratic Party 19
     Republican Party 15
     Independent 1
Total 35

The current partisan breakdown of the House is as follows:

Party As of April 2014
     Democratic Party 89
     Republican Party 58
     Independent 4
     Non-voting 3
Total 154

Special elections

March 1, 2011

May 10, 2011

August 16, 2011

November 8 2011

See also