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Maine state legislative special elections, 2011

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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 July 2014
     Democratic Party 19
     Republican Party 15
     Independent 1
Total 35

The current partisan breakdown of the House is as follows:

Party As of July 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

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Maine Legislature, "Maine Revised Statutes," accessed May 22, 2014 (Referenced Statute 21A-381)
  2. 2.0 2.1 Maine Legislature, "Maine Revised Statutes," accessed May 22, 2014 (Referenced Statute 21A-382)
  3. Maine Legislature, "Constitution of the State of Maine," accessed May 22, 2014 (Referenced Article IV, Section 5)
  4. Maine Legislature, "Maine Revised Statutes," accessed May 22, 2014 (Referenced Statute 21A-361)
  5. Morning Sentinel, "Rep. Everett McLeod, of Lee, dies at 68," December 22, 2010
  6. MPBN, "Special Election in Maine District 11 Set for March," January 14, 2011
  7. 7.0 7.1 Department of the Secretary of State, "Upcoming Elections"
  8. Bangor Daily News, "House concedes to Turner in special District 11 election," March 1, 2011
  9. Boston Herald, Maine State Senator to step down to take job out-of-state, 17 March, 2011
  10. Bangor Daily News, Maine Senate special election to be held on May 10, 25 March 2011
  11. DownEast.com, "Maine Senate Special Election Takes Shape," April 7, 2011
  12. The Portland Press Herald, "Dill wins Senate 7 race; school budgets pass," May 10, 2011
  13. Wmtw.com, Dill Wins District 7 Election, May 11, 2011
  14. ME Bureau of Corporations, Elections & Commissions, "Upcoming Elections," accessed August 9, 2011
  15. The Portland Daily Sun, "Monaghan-Derrig wins special election for legislative seat," August 16, 2011
  16. Boston Globe, "Maine lawmaker resigns after gun threat incident," September 14, 2011
  17. Bangor Daily News, "Republicans keep House District 24 seat," November 8, 2011